The photos (above) show Sandra taking out the trash just days before the Oscars -- at the Orange County home she shared with Jesse. We now know Sandra timed the trash run so the container was left on the street just before trash pickup. We're told ... had anyone gotten close, they would have smelled baby poop.
And then there's this ... take a look at the pictures taken just days after the Oscars (above) -- but still before the scandal broke. That's Chi-Lin Sun -- the photog who shot the Bullock baby pics for People -- going into the Bullock/James O.C. home, carrying a baby blanket and baby clothes.
So Sandra was sly, but the clues were still there.