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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 03:22 PM

Pumpkin eater busted--just caught the squirrel

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who has been working over the pumpkin on our front steps since I brought it home from the market
at the end of September! I thought I'd already decided on my October texture photo--but I have another one of
this guy that is making me think twice about my previous decision!

Check out this damn squirrel:


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Reply Pumpkin eater busted--just caught the squirrel (Original post)
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 OP
hlthe2b Oct 2014 #1
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #2
Downwinder Oct 2014 #3
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #4
handmade34 Oct 2014 #5
Solly Mack Oct 2014 #6
Curmudgeoness Oct 2014 #7
Crewleader Oct 2014 #8
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #9
Crewleader Oct 2014 #10
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #11
Celebration Oct 2014 #12

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 03:24 PM

1. What a lucky little guy! n/t

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 03:31 PM

2. Really!

I haven't seen any other pumpkins out in the neighborhood attacked like this.

Last year I threw our "used" pumpkin off the back deck. Both the deer and squirrels happily ate up the pieces
when it broke open and rolled down our naturalized hill. I wonder whether this squirrel has been waiting all year for the next pumpkin to appear
in our yard!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 03:47 PM

3. Rats with good PR.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 03:53 PM

4. LOL!



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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 05:13 PM

5. ....

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 06:32 PM

6. Teehee!

But he's so cute!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 08:53 PM

7. Well, you put food out there

and you are upset that it is being eaten! I think this is hilarious.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:06 PM

8. Hi mnhtnbb

Your squirrel is working hard to make you a masterpiece.

You are gonna laugh at this, I put one pumpkin out under the Maple tree in my backyard where I spoil them with raw peanuts, black sunflower seeds and ears of corn, these Florida squirrels didn't want any part of that pumpkin.

Your squirrel is an artist, he may give you a winning photo girlfriend!



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Response to Crewleader (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:13 PM

9. We have been in this neighborhood for 14 years and I've always put a pumpkin out on

the front steps or a railing. I've never had any of them touched by squirrels or deer or birds.

Last year I tossed the pumpkin off our back deck after Halloween, where it broke into pieces on our naturalized hill.
The deer and squirrels happily ate quite a bit of it.

I'm wondering whether this squirrel remembered the taste, shape, look of that pumpkin, and has
been waiting for another one to appear. It's the only reason I can think of why, all of a sudden,
it's become squirrel food. No other pumpkins in the neighborhood are being nibbled--from what I can see--
while out walking the dog.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:17 PM

10. You could be on to something there but he's definitely a special squirrel

and thanks for the great photo of him.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 10:02 AM

11. I sent this shot in to our local paper which publishes photos called "Your Best Shot"

and I just got an e-mail back that it's going on the list to be published.

This will be the fourth one of my shots to be published this way--and the second
one of a squirrel!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 09:36 AM

12. it was worth sacrificing the pumpkin

for the photo op!

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