Brrr. It's still cold outside and the critters are coming in! We have this little wedge shaped storage space above our washer and dryer. This morning there was an awful banging ruckus happening in there. The cats were on the counter staring at the ceiling and licking their whiskers.
I'm embarrassed to say but just a few weeks ago we had a 4-legged critter of a less savory variety. Meester Rat. He decided to chew his way into the dog food cupboard (even though the dog food is kept in plastic bins). Then he decided to chew into the bins. We bought a VERY LARGE trap and murdered him. Cold blooded I know. But he wouldn't listen and we warned him.
So, I was all convinced we had another VERY LARGE rat in this little storage area. I bought another trap. We got the ladder. We approached it with a great degree of drama and consternation. Whatever was in there was BIG. It pushed against the door and made it pop open.
My son lifted back the wooden door. And here was this guy. Aaaaaaah. Not a rat, but a very adorable screech owl. No clue how he wormed his way into this spot. The crevices are very small to get in from the attic and he was stuck. We got a curtain rod and convinced him out of the dark cubby. He flew around the kitchen a bit before we finally got him out the sliding glass door.
Here he is resting on a sack of potatoes - "What's for dinner people?"