Last night I tried another experiment. Before it got dark yesterday evening I borrowed the advice from a fellow researcher and made a "box" out of large river stones that I had laying around the house and left an unopened package of pop tarts inside. My goal was to make a "critter proof" enclosure to keep small animals such as raccoons and possums out.
I placed an "X" beside it to mark it as a gift. The fellow researcher suggested doing so due to reading that an X is a Native American symbol for "gift". He also said he has had good results in his area by using the X symbol. It is very interesting that two days in a row I have used the X symbol and have had results both days including finding a fresh footprint yesterday. I'm also not saying we don't have raccoons that can move 20lb rocks, but I had some interesting findings this morning....
Structure as I left it yesterday evening.
Rock pulled back to show Pop Tarts inside.
How I found it this morning, Pop Tarts gone.
Did a Bigfoot take the gift or did a Raccoon beat him to it? Either way very interesting and I thought it was worth posting.