I am blessed to live in wonderful neighborhood. Neighbors all keep an eye out for each other. There are many retirees and SAHMs that are at home most of the time. I find no need to close and lock my back doors when I’m away for a short period of time.
One day I put a piece cake on the kitchen counter to snack on later. Then took an after-work to my beloved park.
I returned an hour or so later to find most of the cake gone and crumbs scattered everywhere. Yes the doors were opened but the screens were closed.
My guess is that a hungry raccoon (who lives in the greenbelt behind me) smelled the cake. Tore through the screen and helped him/her self.
Hardware stores sell replacement screen. I found the tool and spline I needed while thrifting.
This project took less than 3 hours. It might have been less if I hadn’t been documenting every move I made.