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The Case of the Rapidly Diminishing Hedge Apples

comments (2) January 26th, 2013 in blogs
KissMyAster Amanda Thomsen, contributor
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The victims
The scene of the crime
Burglary in progress
Counterfeit goods
An accessory?
Exhibit A
The End
The victims Click the image to enlarge.

The victims


Man, I love Osage Oranges (Hedge Apples, Bodock, yadda yadda) the fruit of the Maclura pomifera tree. Visually interesting, great smelling and fun to chuck around the yard, I can't get enough of them and neither can someone else. I just wish I could figure out who...

I found myself making odd piles of them, decorating with them and using them as car air fresheners. I had more than I could shake a stick at (literally!). I filled a tiny wagon with them and used them as Christmas display, until I noticed them disappearing, one by one. 

Who could it be? Whoever it was, they were dumb enough to run off with some superballs instead of the prize a few times....

 

 

 

 

 

Yes. Yes. I know it was squirrels. 



posted in: Kiss My Aster, Garden humor, Maclura pomifera, hedge apples

Comments (2)

passwords writes: That is the strangest looking squirrel I have ever seen!!!!! Looks more like an alligator, but you live in Connecticut, right????? If it's a decoy, it's not working....... Posted: 6:27 pm on February 4th
MichelleGervais writes: Interesting..... Got some squirrels with especially fresh breath? Posted: 5:05 pm on January 29th
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