I've been putting off checking on my mystery thicket. The one I was sure was going to provide wild plums for some prized jelly. The last time I hiked down there, I came back with ticks. That's really off-putting. Today, I garbed up with long sleeves, long pants and a hat. The grass is waist high, so I kind of side stepped in to make an escape path. Whatever this is, it must not be edible. I've seen deer in that draw several times in the last weeks. I was afraid they might beat me to the fruit, but they can have it. Whatever IT is. Could it be some kind of mutant? Is it a pear with a disease? They feel hollow, a little like a banana pepper.
My battery in the camera went dead before I got all the pictures I wanted, but I believe I'll wait a while before I go back.