I heard an odd sound behind me as I was leaving the house this morning -- the sound of plastic scraping. My back was to the front yard while I was locking the door, and that's when I heard it. I looked over my shoulder to see the source of the noise, but there was no one there. I returned to locking the door and put a letter into the mailbox. That's when I heard it again.
This time it seemed like it was above me. As I turned to face the front yard, I saw something fall out of the tree. It was an empty plastic chocolate syrup bottle! An odd thing to fall from a tree, I thought.
Running away from the tree, at the same time, was a squirrel.
I didn't realize that squirrels liked chocolate syrup. But I wondered how the heck the little guy could carry the thing all the way up into the tree. And, since we put the recyclables out on Tuesday, I wondered how long that poor squirrel had been working on that bottle before I startled him into dropping it.