About a month ago I was kept awake late at night by the scurrying and scratching of a creature in our attic. I contacted our landlord and told him something--something possibly quite large, from the sounds of it--had made a home above our bedroom.
Our landlord wasted no time, cautiously exploring the attic for the suspect. He found the place where he assumed the critter had made his entrance, and sealed it up. There was no trace of any animals, so he assumed it had exited the way it entered.
Fast forward to yesterday evening. I went to the bathroom to primp for our engagement celebration dinner with Andrew's family. Upon entering the bathroom, I noticed something peculiar. Our shower items (shaving cream, razors, face wash, etc.) had been knocked from the window sill and side of the tub. Everything was laying in a pile in the middle of the bathtub.
"What did you do in here?" I yelled to Andrew.
When he had no idea what I was talking about, I screamed, "We have poltergeists!"
Andrew came in to survey the scene.
That's when we noticed the paw prints. Black dirty prints, about the size of squirrel's paw, were on the sides of the tub. "Uh... oh.... We have a CREATURE!!!"
"I hope it didn't lick my soap!" I cried.
"I bet it did..." Andrew said certainly.
I called the landlord and told him the creature had returned, and this time, it means business. He said he'd come check things out the next day, and set some traps.
Well, people. Let me tell you about this morning. As I was collecting our recyclables to take to the curb, I heard violent clawing at the basement door. There was also some audible screeching. Of course, when I heard this, I did what any sane person would do. I screamed bloody murder and ran far away from the door to the basement.
I quickly dialed my landlord and told him of the creature's location.
"Well, at least we know where it is," he said. "I'll call a guy and get him to trap it today, and maybe set a few more traps, just in case."
"Okay," I said. "Be careful. It sounds really BIG."
"It's probably just a squirrel. They always sound big," he said.