Charllotte told us that the mongooses know about suitcases and that there are good things inside them. These animals are long and narrow, and can squeeze in if a zipper is even slightly open. They can also use their noses to push zippers further open. One once got into her suitcase and ate all her Immodium and ExLax. At least, we all snickered, the animal's digestive system would be balanced.
Apparently, they will eat just about anything. Other medications. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Toothpaste. They also chew on fabric. This last was a big concern, since we have all bought embroideries, woven items, scarves and shawls. (Even me, I confess. I know you are all shocked.)
I was hoping to see a mongoose, but alas, no one did during our time in the desert.