Whoa! It's been up for over four years, and never once has it been down. Upon examining the weed-eater line we'd used to put the crate up in the air, it definitely had been chewed through.
So I put the crate back up... added a brand new jar of peanut butter, and three apples.
The next morning the crate was down again... the contents were spilled on the forest floor, the peanut butter remained but two apples were missing. Definitely Critters. I decided to strap the crate to the smallish tree on the berm and be done, since it was obvious the weed wacker line wasn't keeping the critters from the goodies!
Fast forward to Jan 24th and I discover one of the jars has been half eaten, but is still in the crate... The lid was approximately 15 feet away is cracked. NO teeth marks OR scratches?
The next day, the other jar of peanut butter was out of the crate... I took a walk below the berm and found it with the lid on. No bite marks or scratches on the lid, but I did find some scratches on the body of the jar.
I was about to put it back in the crate, when something told me to have a look inside the jar. I unscrewed the lid and discovered this ...
This research is ALWAYS interesting, and I feel blessed that I get to do what I love.
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I will keep you updated on the Peanut Butter Heist!