Gomer Grimpeur lives in the top of this giant sequoia. He never comes down. He has an agreement with a couple of locals who bring food and water. Gomer tosses a rope down with his waste bucket and the locals replace the bucket and fill it with water and food.
Gomer has been struck by lightning 15 times in the 25 years he's lived in the tree. Some people speculate Gomer may have been struck a few times before taking up residency in the tree.
(There is no truth to the story above.)
Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County, California 2012