The angler who stole Christmas (trees)

Discarded Christmas trees make excellent fishing habitat, so some folks play Grinch and load up on the neighborhood trees.

Updated: January 3, 2006, 3:54 PM ET
By Taylor Wilson | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

I laugh and my face curls up all Grinchlike as I load another Christmas tree into the bed of my pickup.

It's cold and my face is more blue than green. And its twisted wrinkles are probably likely due to years of failure to use sunscreen more so than pure evil — but that just depends on whom you talk to.

Who cares, anyway?

It's after Christmas. I don't have to be good.

So I snake the neighborhood stealing Christmas trees from the curbs, long before the garbage men get ...

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Stealing Xmas (trees)