Woman asks Reddit to identify brown marks on ceiling — to find rats and mice are the culprits rather than damp

Stains on a white ceiling
A woman has discovered her stains on her ceiling aren't damp but in fact rodent urine (Image credit: Getty Images)

A woman found that brown marks on her ceiling weren't caused by damp after posting a picture to a thread on social media.

After the marks kept disappearing and reappearing in different areas she sought the help of others on Reddit.  She uploaded an image with other users soon suggesting that the brown marks were rats or mice urinating on the floor void above.

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