Things didn’t go quite as planned. I put out the bird food all right and hung it on a tree. The next day it was fucking gone again. As to the identity of the thief: I am still mystified. I shall illustrate.
This was me carrying the string out to the tree. It’s long and quite heavy.
The camera is realigned and the food is now securely wired about a foot below a branch on the tree. I used coat-hanger wire so it is really secure. Unfortunately the camera doesn’t have a view-finder when mounted so the wire is out of shot.
We’re into infra-red mode. Penny can be seen having a piss to the left of the sundial [which hasn’t seen sun in years because of the trees].
Things start to get interesting. Something has appeared bottom left of the screen. Could be a cat? If so, it’s a very large animal .
Whatever the fuck it is, it’s interested.
The little [big] shit starts to haul the string of food upwards. It must have very long limbs to reach down that far.
So the food is now gone out of the bottom pocket and the other string has disappeared.
The animal is on the ground. It’s big!
Penny goes out for her nighttime piss.
Whatever it is is hauling up the bird food again, while simultaneously appearing at the bottom of the image. Very clever?!
I don’t know what triggered the camera but the bird food is now gone, netting and all. The only thing left is the wire.
Before anyone suggests it, our Cat was in the house all this time.
I am none the wiser.
Fucking little thief!