OK, this is rediculous.
I am building a barn on my farm. Yesterday I ran out of pole barn
spikes and 16D sinkers. I went to the local hardware store and got a
few pounds of each, which were put in brown paper bags. When I got
home I took the nails into the completed portion of the barn and set
the 2 bags on a scrap board on the ground. I used a few of each, and
ended work for the night when it started to rain. Today I went to the
barn and I find the nails scatterred all over the ground inside the
completed part of the barn, and the bags are gone. The bags were
completely gone and I never even found a piece of one of them.
What the F**
There were no people around at anytime. I have horses and they have
access to the place I am building this barn, but I purposely parked my
tractor against the open end of the incomplete barn, so they dont make
a mess or get hurt in there. Even if the shetland pony snuck in past
all the obstacles, there would have been hoof prints in the mud
entering the area, from the rain. I dont own dogs, and a dog would
chew the bags, not steal them. I dont own goats, but I do have cats,
but cats dont bother with paper bags, (unless they contained food),
and a cat could not have moved a bag with about 4 lbs of nails.
That eliminates all my pets and farm animals, and eliminates other
people. All that's left would be wildlife. Of all the critters
around here, about the only thing I can possibly suspect would be
raccoons. But why would a coon go thru the hassle of dumping nails
just to steal paper bags. The other creatures I normally see are
possums, rabbits, woodchucks, birds, wild turkeys, and of course,
mice, gophers moles and other tunneling creatures.
Any ideas, anyone?