What caused damage to exterior of house

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Old 10-07-15, 09:09 PM
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What caused damage to exterior of house

Came home today to find this. Woodpecker?





 
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Old 10-07-15, 09:33 PM
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Since it's in the middle of nowhere and off the ground....... I agree... a woodpecker.
 
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Old 10-07-15, 10:10 PM
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Woodpeckers normally leave holes. I don't see any in the picture? I'd think something more like a squirrel or other climbing animal looking for a winter home.
 
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Maybe the woodpecker simply took a break and will return tomorrow to drill some more.
 
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Old 10-07-15, 11:16 PM
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It does look like it was caused by an animal with teeth but squirrels don't usually pick a place in the middle of nowhere.
 
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I'm also thinking something with teeth but it's an odd place for that. Woodpeckers destroy wood looking for bugs. It's my understanding that they can hear them in the wood. I've ran into a few times where the woodpecker mistook styrofoam expanding/contracting for bug activity.
 
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If there was one place where there wouldn't be bugs in my house, this would be it. I looked at the wood beneath it for claw marks at couldn't find any. Guess the stain has to come out again.
 
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The b@stard came back, but he will be dead if I see him tomorrow. Will be replacing the trim with pvc this weekend.

 
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Old 10-08-15, 04:46 PM
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Wow.... hungry. I guess we now know who the culprit was. Name:  woody.jpg
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Did someone rename this thread?
 
 

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