Posted by Bart on 8:30:30 2/3/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
I live out in the woods and I have a long driveway with three foot tall bollard lights every two hundred feet. The lantern lights sit on top of a hollow cast aluminum post that is an 8in x8in square tube mounted on a cement footing. On several of the light posts, some more than others, the corners of the posts are being ground down or chewed by something. The chew marks are on the 90 degree corners and go deep (1/8/inch) into the cast aluminum to the point where is very shiny. The chew marks start at the ground and go up as high as 16 inches on each corner. In some cases, the light fixtures themselves have similar chew mark on the cap (also sharp corners). Any ideas what’s animal is eating my lights? I have many animals in this area of Connecticut. Deer regularly wander through every night. But I suspect its squirrels.
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