I just looked out my bedroom window and did a double take. Is our tulip poplar getting its wisdom teeth? It looks like a molar is growing out of this dead tree branch.
What do you think it is?
It could be a bone taken into the tree by one of the local raccoons. It could be a bit of wood, but how did it get there? I thought it might be some sort of mushroom, but it doesn’t seem to be attached at the bottom.
It’s a mystery.
[Edited: May 15 — The next day the object had been moved closer to the trunk of the tree and by noon it was gone. Never figured out what it was. Maybe a muffin a squirrel was hording?]