|I came home from work on Monday and stumbled upon a mystery I can't solve. It involves cats, birds, windows, feathers, and blood. Here's what I know:
I can really only think of a few possibilities regarding this mystery, and they're all unbelievable.
- I walked in the house and spotted several (10-15) small (1-2 inch) gray feathers on the ground.
- I walked upstairs and found a fairly large (4-5 inch diameter) hole in the window screen near the bed.
- Two cats live in our house, and the boy (Dilbert) has been known to furiously chomp on raw meat and chase stray cats.
- I brought Dilbert upstairs to see if he recognized the hole in the screen, and he acted like he was seeing it for the first time.
- I gathered the feathers into a pile and put them on a table to show Wendy. Dilbert cautiously approached them and fearfully sniffed them as if he'd never seen anything like them in his life.
- The cats' food dish was completely full when I got home, despite being full all day. Most other days, there's little to no food left when I get home.
- The next day, Wendy spotted a streak of blood on the floor and two spots of blood on a cardboard box the cats play on.
- I searched the house and found no other remnants of a dead bird, including blood, guts, bones, or anything else.
- Our house doesn't smell like a dead animal.
- No partially digested animal parts were found in the litter box, though a full and intimate inspection was not made.
That's all I can come up with. If anybody has any ideas, please leave a comment. #nature
- A bird flew through the screen, shed 10-15 feathers, and flew out again. The feathers mysteriously traveled downstairs and were gathered into a relatively close area.
- A bird flew through the screen, Dilbert caught it and ate it whole, eating all but a few feathers and leaving only a few drops of blood as evidence.
- Dilbert saw a bird right outside the window, so he tore a hole in the screen, grabbed the bird and ate it whole, eating all but a few feathers and leaving only a few drops of blood as evidence.
- A bird flew through the screen, flapped around the house for a while, left some feathers in a specific area, and flew into an unknown part of the house to hide.
- A bird flew through the screen, got batted around by the cats for a while, left some feathers in a specific area, then escaped and crawled under the stove to die.