This one gets filed under NEAT! Looks like a black walnut, sprouted into a little tree with big ideas. I was struck when looking at this, how nature really does repeat the same forms throughout her designs.
And this gets filed in a brand-new category, one I’ll call What the..?. It’s a tail. I found it on the front lawn. There was nothing else attached to it, but here are some possibly-related facts. The Cats have been running with a shady host of characters these days. The following “artifacts” have been found in or around the cat area and may be clues:
1. A dead hummingbird, no doubt the one I was enjoying for 3 straight days a few weeks ago. Jerks!
2. The bottom half of a frog. Wait – isn’t that the good part of a frog? Why would you only eat the top? Stupid.
3. A shrieking grey squirrel, seen in and around the mouths of said cats. It was smallish for a grey squirrel, but still. They caught a squirrel. It was left for dead on the lawn after the two tired of playing with it. Again, jerks!
So the origins of the tail remain a mystery, but I’ll bet it has something to do with a Mr. Cat Stevens and a Ms. Ruby Annabel B.