Found in drawers
Location: Western North Carolina
April 17, 2011 8:13 am
I found these in two separate drawers in my house. While they look like seeds, I can assure you they are not seeds. I’m certain that I did not put seeds in these drawers. They are grossing me out and I would like to know what is creeping around my house. Are they eggs or droppings? Who do they belong to?
Signature: Creeped out in NC
Dear Creeped out in NC,
These do not look like anything of animal origin, meaning we do not believe they are either eggs or droppings. They really do resemble seeds like black oil seeds to feed birds or caraway seeds for baking. Please provide us with additional information. Where were the two drawers? Were they near one another or in widely separated areas of the house? Were they kitchen drawers or bedroom drawers or some other drawers? Were they built in drawers like those in cabinets, or free standing drawers like those in furniture? Were they empty drawers or were there other things in the drawers like stored food or clothing? How long did it take these mystery things to accumulate? When did you last open the drawers prior to the discovery? Our first inclination is that this is a food stash. Perhaps a mouse or other rodent is stockpiling seeds in anticipation of lean times in the future. We hope our readership will assist in this identification which we do not believe has anything to do with insects.