Thursday, October 30, 2008

The pumpkin eating saga continues...

Can you believe these squirrels? I threw out the two bigger pumpkins a couple days ago because they were just getting too funky to keep in front of the house. There were flies, black rotting pumpkin flesh…all the unattractive happenings that come at the tail-end of the squash lifecycle. I didn’t worry about the smaller pumpkin because so far the squirrels hadn’t so much as laid a paw on it. I figured it must smell funny to them, or look funny, or in some way offend their squirrel sensibilities in a way that made it immune to attacks.

Alas, this is not the case. As soon as the big pumpkins disappeared, the formerly disinterested scavengers turned their attentions to the more petite gourd. And as you can see, they went to town. They not only ate from the outside-in, once they made a hole that was big enough, they had the gall to climb right inside and eat from the inside-out as well. Unbelievable. I guess I’m going to have to try a new Halloween decorating strategy next year.

Like Zeke said, these are very naughty squirrels...


  1. Ew! I bet there are some punpkin slime-coated squirrels running around out there. Naughty, indeed!


  2. Bad, bad Squirrels!! And to think you actually once considered serving those varmints as hors d'oevres!!!

    I do hope Zeke isn't too dismayed by the bad animal behavior in your neighborhood. Good thing Zadie sets such a fine example of an obedient, non-destructive pet! GO ZADIE!!
    Love, Mom