We did some cleaning of our entryway floor mats a couple of days ago -- they can get kind of funky after a while, what with the dirt and stuff that comes off the bottoms of our shoes, plus the depredations that pets can inflict (I don't think I need to go into the gory, grimy details). So we hauled them out onto and draped them over the front steps, let the rain fall on them, sprayed them with a soapy cleanser, hosed them down two or three times, then let them dry in the fresh air and sun.
So after this procedure, they were ready to be brought back into the house, and I picked one of them up, to find these two critters sheltering underneath:
I guess they may have seen the space where the mat was draped over the steps like a little protective cave or something. I felt a bit bad about taking away their refuge, but I'm sure they'll find another. I did manage to get a pretty nice closeup of one of them before they both hopped on their way. -- PL