Everything else was dead and dessicated.
The remains of a mouse lay out in the middle of the floor. At first I thought it was an owl pellet, due to the compact grey form and the bones, but, of course, there's no way for an owl to have been in (and survived) my basement. Nope, this mouse just up and died. Starvation? With the potatoes and onions stored down there?
A second mouse bit the dust.
Did the cold kill this spider? It couldn't have starved to death - look at all its catches.
All around the windows and walls assorted insects, spiders and goodness knows what all else provided decor.
I guess my basement isn't a safe haven in the winter.