Any clues to what this is?

I saw this on a 1969 built condo I was inspecting today. It appeared to be connected to the building at one time, but is now loose on one end. There appears to be nothing going into or out of this metal box. There are no service entrance cables nearby. It is on the ground and was covered by pine needles.

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Frank

It appears to be a metal box with a hole!! :mrgreen:

On a serious note I would think it is one of two things; A rodent trap or it was at one time a low voltage light control box.
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some sort of electrical junction box. but I do like the metal box with a hole:)

Junction box meant for exterior locations. It could have serviced a lot of applications, but since it’s disconnected it’s a non-issue.