Eldridge Johnson Mayer is a giant talking tree known as The Taking Tree which is an evil parody of The Giving Tree. For more than 30 years he has been living in Harold's front yard and has been taking everything from his house. Later on he stole Grim's scythe, Mandy's books, and kidnapped Billy. He gave them all up after Grim and Mandy gave him his favorite baseball player Mickey Munchell. Mickey enjoyed living inside the tree until the giant Squirrel inside with him presumably killed him.