So here's a weird story for you. A few years back I bought these interesting solar globes. During the day they are just pretty color globes and have a solar collector on the stem. After dark they glow and the lights change colors. Very interesting.
I heard somewhere that animals don't like the scent of bar soap so I hung a bar of soap in a pretty little gauze bag from the solar collector.
Thursday morning I was outside from 6 a.m. to about 8 a.m. and did lots of work and picture taking. Everything was there and fine. At lunch time the whole thing was missing and the globe was on the ground about 8 feet from where it had been standing. My MM came in and asked me what had happened and I said I was just about to ask you the same thing. Strange!! So he calls me in the afternoon and says he found the stem and soap way back under the spruce trees. It appears that something grabbed it by the soap pouch and dragged it off. Whatever it was did a good job at chewing most of the soap right through the bag. Guess this animal wasn't turned off by the scent!
Anyway, I've got the stem with battery back and the globe in position and everything works great again.
So what do you think it was? MM says either a ground hog/woodchuck or maybe a raccoon. Any other suggestions?