Mmm.. yummy aluminum paint!
July 15, 2011 8:04 AM Subscribe
Mefites, did mice really try to eat the paint off my can
of carbonated caffeine and supposed energy-inducing supplements?
posted by royalsong to food & drink (3 answers total)
This can was on a shelf in my garage near the door into the house. It had a partner of a different flavor that has no missing paint at all. Only this side is missing paint, the rest is untouched. (That might be because the untouched side was facing the other can)
There were no flecks of paint on the shelf and there is no scratch marks on the metal to indicate something was trying to crawl up it.
I know I didn't buy it like that and the paint-disappearing act didn't happen until recently because I moved the can a few months ago.
My best guess is that some mouse found the paint tasty, or was otherwise trying to get to the contents of the can. I intend to wash the outside before I drink from it, but what do you guys think? Have you ever encountered something like this before?
Also, how determined do you have to be to scrape paint off an aluminum can? Digging my nail into the untouched side doesn't even remotely mar it.