No nuts today, as of 8:20 am.
If you are curious about this mailbox, here are some more views.
It is a newish mailbox. We replaced the falling apart, plastic box, strapped to the fence mailbox, that was there when we bought the house, a few years ago. I think the nuts started arriving after the mailbox was replaced, but honestly, the old box was so ratty I might have missed something like a nut.
There are no obvious large holes in the box for something like a mouse or chipmunk to get through. The largest things I've seen in the box are spiders and ants. In fact an entire colony of ants moved in last summer--maybe looking to live off the occasional nut. I got tired of shaking ants out of my mail, so I finally cleaned the box out with some bleach bathroom spray--that seemed to do the trick.
Could a squirrel be storing snacks in my mailbox?
The squirrels around here do seems smart enough to unlatch the mailbox. The box is held closed with a magnetic clip. But I've never seen any squirrels sitting on/opening my mailbox or any others in the area.
But . . .
These peanuts do seem to look like the kind you might find in fancy mixed bird food. They are not the salted peanuts you might find in a can or at the neighborhood bar.
So, the mystery continues.
Anyone else find odd things in their mailbox?