Saturday morning we discovered that our house had been broken into during the night. The burglars had taken a screen down from one of the windows in the sunroom and climbed in through the open window. You can see the screen and open window in the photo below.
That’s the screen leaning against the ponytail palm and the window is open to the outside. Obviously the work of professionals because the screen remained undamaged, just dexterously and neatly removed from the window frame.
They knocked over the bird feeders that I bring in every night and seed spilled out onto the floor. I don’t know why that racket didn’t wake us up, but it didn’t. Nothing else was disturbed, not even the watering pitcher right next to the feeders. Oddly, much of the seed seems to be missing ...
I had my suspicions as to who the perpetrators were and soon found evidence of their well-known sweet tooth -- the spilled hummingbird feeder on the ground just outside the open window.
And then, the smoking gun, or sticky paw prints, in this case; one the patio steps and others on the wall next to the window.
Very likely made by this individual caught on surveillance camera just days earlier while obviously casing the joint.
We'll be keeping our sunroom windows closed at night now ...