January 30, 2004


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.

Posted by James at January 30, 2004 12:54 PM
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It seems he likes chocolate covered nuts. What a resourceful little guy.

Posted by: Mike at January 30, 2004 1:20 PM

The bottle's gone.

Posted by: Maggie at January 30, 2004 2:41 PM

Any idea whether this squirrel is related to that dangerous critter you caught a while back? ;)

Posted by: soxfan at February 2, 2004 1:11 PM

The authorities have been notified and are looking into it. :)

Posted by: James at February 2, 2004 1:32 PM

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