The whatever-it-is is strong enough to knock a brick off of the trash can. Interesting pattern in the crumbles again. Definitely looks like paws as opposed to a scooping bowl. That lid is more convex so I switched it with the other and put the bricks back on. We'll see what happens next. The problem is that if it's a racoon, they're omnivores and will eat eggs and chickens both if we don't keep feeding it crumbles. He or she will eat their way through the wood and wire to the coop. I think a prowl of the barn on a rotating schedule is called for.
The whatever-it-is is clever and strong. And I'm strictly gun-control. And pacifist. And the dog is so old he can't see much of anything. (cue creepy music) Hey, Jasper, if this turns out to be a half-man, I'm calling you to come and get rid of it.