Someone or something raided the compost but in a very strange way.
I use those black plastic Earth Machines because they're usually pretty good at keeping the critters out. Today I found that one of them had been completely lifted off the ground and tossed aside, but without disturbing the contents. I did find one piece of bread a few feet away, but otherwise the pile was intact, and we're talking about a full bin's worth of stuff!
I'm guessing that whoever did it got spooked off before they could cause any more ruckus. Either that or my compost just wasn't very tasty.
Regardless, I'm baffled at how they pulled it up so neatly, especially with those plastic screws holding into the soil and several large rocks piled around the base.
Could raccoons be that dextrous? We have had a bear here before, so that's a possibility. Human? The dogs were so quiet, though. Weird.