Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's In Your Rain Gutter?

Lately we have had a lot of rain. (we are not complaining) During a storm, Tom noticed a bunch of water dripping down from the rain gutter. That means one thing, clogged. So today(it wasn't raining) Tom climbed the ladder and got on the roof to investigate with a bent clothes hanger.
This is what he pulled out.  It is a bone from some kind of animal, we hope.  Any idea on what animal this might belong to?

16 comments:

Sue said...

Wow. That is kinda freaky. A bone.

Ew.

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Mary Kay said...

How in the world does that get into a gutter? Wow!

momto8 said...

oh my goodness ..in the gutter..that is crazy!

Grandma Honey said...

Well I have no idea what kind of a bone that is, but you sure have pretty landscaping.

momto8 said...

thank you so very much for your thoughts today. i am grateful you are my blogging friend. and i appreciate you!!
happy happy weekend!

Susan @ A Slice of My Life said...

How odd...I expected to see a little bone, but that thing is huge! I can't even imagine how it would get up there. It seems to big for a bird to have dropped it. Hmmmm...

cindyrella said...

what kind of animal? a dead one is my first guess......... :-)

Linda said...

Whoa.. that's a pretty big bone to find in your gutter! How did it get there? A toss from a BBQ'ing neighbor perhaps?

momto8 said...

Happy Easter!

royalegacy said...

Probably spiders and sand.
Danielle

Xmasdolly said...

Dave did ours this weekend too. Muck - Muck & more icky Muck! And total YUK! Thanks for stopping by love your choices. hugs

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh my goodness!!! We don't have rain gutters here- we get less than 2 inches of rain per year- so really no need for one, unfortunately.

Herb Koguchi said...

That’s definitely surprising! Things with sharp edges, such as that bone, can actually be dangerous if they stay inside the gutter because they can actually pierce through the metal. That’s why it’s important to routinely check on your gutter to see if peculiar things are lodged inside. And while you’re at it, take time to look for damaged areas or points that need reinforcement. It’s better to be prepared than to wait until rains destroy your gutter.

Will Peartin said...

How did that bone get up there? It could be a cat or an owl but I am betting that it is a cat. In any case, you must regularly check your gutters. Having a clogged gutter can cause some real damage to your house, creating leaks and leaving room for mold to grow. The home can be a safe place, but only if you take care of it.

Missie  Rice said...

Ah, the mysteries of the gutter are so baffling. :D But in all seriousness, the debris you find in your gutter can cause different sorts of problems for you. If a dead animal’s stuck in there, for example, its odor might reek throughout the whole house. Or if there are dried leaves clogging the gutters, then the water flow might re-route thus causing leaks.

Kermit Lukacs said...

OMG! How did that thing get up there? Dude, that’s just weird! We have rain gutters here, but we make sure that it’s regularly checked, so that it doesn’t leak. But seriously, how’d that thing get up there? Do you have a cat or a bird? That thing is huge! You’re lucky that it didn’t puncture your pipes. That would be even more troublesome than it’s worth.

Kermit Lukacs