The past few days I've been thinking to myself that it's time we got around to harvesting the apples. I put it off, however, because we had other projects on the go ( fencing in a new garden space for next year, topping off our winter wood supply ).
Apparently I'm not the only one who noticed that the apples were ready for picking ... I found this little bandit in one of our trees this morning, trying his best to look inconspicuous...
Pretty hard to look innocent, though, when you're sitting right beside the evidence ( gnawed apple in foreground ).
Impossible to be annoyed with those cute, button eyes staring at you. Poor little guy was probably wondering how long he was going to be stranded up there, so I put all the animals in the house, took a couple of photos, gave him a gentle chiding about his delinquent behavior, and left him alone. Ten minutes or so later he made his way apprehensively down the tree and loped off. Good thing we don't really mind sharing. ;)