Eating In

Nobody told me a new cafe opened up around here!

As much of an annual tradition as it is for me to carve a Squirrel O’Lantern every Halloween, it’s also my ritual on the first morning of November to put the pumpkin out by my backyard oak…. not only to rot in peace, but to serve as a curiosity for my squirrels.  This has led to a few interesting encounters over the years, a couple of which will be later entries in the Saturday Squirrel countdown I’m doing.

But one thing that for some reason I hadn’t tried yet was to actually put some food inside the pumpkin.  Not the old pumpkin guts…. I tried that before and got almost no reaction.  But the same corn feed I’ve been putting in my new feeder.

What could have possibly happened next…..?????

Hey! Looks like my favorite treat is the house special today!

I’m going in!

Say, does anyone else feel a draft?

Anyone seen the waiter?

Nevermind! I’ll save the tip and get my own grub.

Found the good stuff!

Nom nom nom nom!!!

This is cool! I always wanted my own personal and private booth!

Welcome to the only private diner in the world that caters to everyone’s favorite Saturday Squirrels!

Better hurry up and grab a plate before I eat it all!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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29 Responses to Eating In

  1. Brilliant idea……that squirrel has found an all you can eat buffet at the Pumpkin Cafe and – at least for the moment – has it ALLLLLLL to himself!


  2. Rivergirl says:

    Now those are some great calendar worthy pics!

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    What a great idea and wonderful photos! 🙂

  4. After noshing on the insides I wonder if he could easily extract himself to the outside?

  5. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve been watching the pumpkin on my daughter’s front porch steps gradually lose its face!

  6. Willow Croft says:

    Awwwwww that is so frickin’ awesome!

  7. Those photos are adorable! 🙂

  8. draliman says:

    And he’s found a new house too. I hope he could get back out okay, though I guess he could always gnaw his way out…

    • They’ve already got the two squirrels I carved into the pumpkin completely gone, so it’s just a big round window now. They’ll regret not having a warm place when the winter cold comes…

  9. Juliette says:

    OMG that is sooooooooooo cute.
    I threw a jack-o-lnatern out behind my house yesterday and it rolled down the hill and into the ravine out of my sight. I hope a deer, or squirrel, or other critter finds it. The second jack-o-lantern in in the yard where the squirrels come each day is out there now. I hope the squirrlies will find it for Sunday brunch. Cheers.

    • Depends on what your squirrels think of pumpkin. Mine apparently aren’t fans, which is why I had to bribe them with corn to get these shots… though I do have at least one pic of a punkin eating squirrel.

  10. mydangblog says:

    What amazing photos–that little one is adorable, and looks so happy! Atlas dug our pumpkin carcass out of the composter and ate most of it, which made him very happy too!

  11. Trisha says:

    Those are so cute! I especially love the one of just the tail and legs sticking out as the squirrel goes in. I planned on carving a pumpkin for my squirrels but didn’t get around to it so I’m glad you did and got some photos. The little rascals are so fun to watch!

    • I’ll definitely be doing the food inside the pumpkin trick again next year! And while my pumpkins have usually just rotted away, this time they actually ate most of it! I think adding the corn inside got them hooked on the pumpkin taste…

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