This is no unusual occurrence here at camp…in fact, this is the third time in three weeks that I’ve been the victim of a toothpaste theft! I’m on my last backup tube, so I’m going to have to keep that one that safe from furry little creatures. Usually, the perpetrators are baboons, who love to steal any toiletries that are lying around. This time, however, some nocturnal creature was responsible. The strangest part? The toothpaste had been carefully removed from a Tupperware container, and nothing else was touched or knocked around. The culprit must have known exactly what it was looking for, and was very dexterous at pilfering it.
Why do animals love toothpaste so much? Perhaps it’s a craving for minty-fresh breath. Or maybe they can’t resist the bright colors and glossy packaging of a tube of Crest. Who knows…whatever the reason, I’m going to start keeping my toothpaste inside my tent.