I remember many years when I set my squirrel o’lanterns out back by the tree after Halloween being disappointed that the squirrels seemed to take no interest in playing around and nibbling on their remains. After seeing so many videos of squirrels devouring pumpkins, how could it be that my squirrels seemed to turn their nose up at such an exquisite treat? Of course, duh! I was throwing all the good shit away!
It’s the seeds and the goopy, fleshy part of the pumpkin they like! Not the carvable, but apparently inedible rind that it’s all contained in. So I made sure to save all of the messy pumpkin insides this year and tossed it out back as well. And voila! This squirrel was already partaking of the special holiday feast Friday morning!
This week’s Saturday Squirrel’s clearly in the mood for some pumpkin spice! Bon appetit!
Have a great weekend everyone!
This week’s squirrel is a definite winner for next year’s calendar!
Yes he could be! If only November hadn’t started the day after I posted the November poll…
I always put mine out for them as well )
The kids get their candy and the squirrels get their pumpkins. A win/win!
Nice of you to give the squirrels a gourmet breakfast the morning after Squirrel-o-Ween!
It’s much better than all the leftover candy I could throw out there. Squirrels don’t need to be getting a sugar rush!
Lovely, you made Halloween treats for squillers. This one in the photo seemd to be very happy to find such a surprise.
I just hope he doesn’t expect pumpkin surprise every day…
I agree with River, next years October calendar, Nibbly Pumpkin Squirrel! So cute!
I would love to catch one of them nibbling on the actual pumpkin shell, but I have yet to see that. Maybe if I painted one like a giant acorn…
Great photo and I will have to try that! I bought a pink pumpkin but it just looks anemic…
It will look even more anemic once the squirrels are done with it…
Your squirrels seem far more discerning that their Mile High cousins. They can’t wait to dig into them here though I will admit, not many here carve theirs out as nicely you do. 🎃
Maybe you have hipster squirrels out there who think pumpkins are the latest trend…
More like gangsters who will not be gentrified.
I never even thought of doing that with our pumpkin–thanks!
As long as it still has the insides, your squirrels will love it!
I hope he can still scamper around the tree tops after eating a whole pumpkin…
I think he’ll be alright so long as he doesn’t swallow one of the seeds whole and has a pumpkin grow in his belly…
What a great treat for them. I didn’t know they love the squishy insides.
They definitely do! They’ve already about cleaned up two pumpkins worth of squishy insides in just the past three days!
How cute! I’ve offered my squirrel friends pumpkin seeds before and they always reject them. Maybe they only like them when they’re covered with the goo of out of the pumpkin.
That could be because the first time I did that, I only saved a bunch of seeds and they went largely ignored. This time, everything I scooped out of the pumpkin went into a box and I dumped the whole thing out by the tree. And boy did they eat it up…
I threw one pumpkin over the fence and it rolled down the hill into the ravine about 200 feet down. I hope somebody eats it. The second one was cut up and put on my fence. I’ve been watching squirrels, turkeys, deer, and small birds snack on it. Putting pumpkins out for our friends is such a nice idea.
I’m really surprised it doesn’t seem to be a Martha Stewart kind of popular advice. I’ve heard on the radio that someplace in St. Louis (I think the art museum) is letting people drop their pumpkins off the roof for kicks and grins. Please everyone, just feed them to the critters!