Some poor little racoon (or something) was trying to get in to the can the hard way! In fact I don't know what it would have been - because the weight of a racoon would probably have made the empty trash can fall over?!
The unfortunate thing was - that there was a full can right next to this one! Maybe it was one of the not-so-smart bunch!
It's amazing what happens to a brain, when it's cold!
Still waiting for power!