I'd say this was both a trick and a treat - a trick on me and a treat for a squirrel on a pre-Halloween binge. When I put two pumpkins out by the front door, I knew there was a risk that the critters would go after them but last year they waited until the pumpkins had been sitting around for a few weeks. I hadn't even gotten around to putting out any other Halloween decorations when I discovered the pumpkin carnage shown above. My skeleton is literally still in the closet.
The smaller, undamaged pumpkin has been moved into the house. A clean-up crew arrived to take care of the mess by the front door.
I moved the gutted pumpkin to the backyard, placing it under the bird feeders to allow the backyard inhabitants an opportunity to finish it off. I saw the squirrel return to the scene of the crime this morning.
|I can almost hear his exultation: "King of the Pumpkin!"|
I hope you get more treats than tricks this Halloween!
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