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Old 07-29-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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We have two homes (long story, just go with it). Our three cats live at one home. They have a RFID door that reads their microchips and lets them in and out, but one day one of the cats came home injured and had to be confined for a few weeks. So we set the door to not let the cats go out, and locked all the other windows and doors. The injured cat has a cone on his head too (poor thing).

Today my husband went to the house and found feathers everywhere and a dead bird on the dining room table. All the windows and doors were closed and locked. The cat door was still locked. One cat was outside but came in when he got there (the door allows trips "in" but not trips "out" when locked). We don't know how she got out, as she was in last night and all the doors were locked including the cat door.

Theories?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Haven't a clue. But a mysterious occurrence involving a cat is no big surprise. I have them around my house on a regular basis.
Good luck figuring it out.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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The system did not work.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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If memory serves I believe there is an Agatha Cristie mystery, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, that has this same issue at its core. Perhaps reading it might help you solve this mystery.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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There's another access to the outside. It's probably at the top of your basement foundation walls.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Haha - no guesses are correct so far, except maybe zugor's!
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Does that mean you solved the mystery and know how it happened?
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Let's see............the bird came down the chimney and met its untimely demise.

The cat who was outside this morning, snuck out when you left last night.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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One cat went out while another was coming in before the door had a chance to lock.
I know... highly unlikely.

Or the bird walked in on it's own.... also highly unlikely.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Does that mean you solved the mystery and know how it happened?
I suspect we will never know...

The only thing I can figure is that one cat managed to figure out how to "pull" the locked cat door instead of "push" to go out, and got out and brought the bird in. Or, the bird happened to wedge itself into the cat door.

That's my best guess. Couldn't have gotten in the chimney, cat couldn't have gotten out the basement.

Came home today to a giant, and I do mean GIANT, pile of poop on the carpet. Thanks, cat.
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