PHOTOS: Squirrel -vs- the Pumpkin

November 15, 2012 · 35 comments

Thanks to JR in Walnut Creek for capturing this very important moment in a squirrel’s life.

These pictures are adorable.

1 Anon November 15, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Like that is fair fight. Now squirrel vs haunted scary pumpkin, that would be good!

2 City Girl November 15, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Absolutely precious!!! Awesome pictures!!

3 Howard K Mullins III November 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

That’s going to be one fat and happy squirrel.

4 Kai November 15, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Great pictures. Wonder what would happen if my dogs got to watch this on video? Or live?

5 Killjoy November 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It looks like the Squirrel won! :)

6 Shasta Daisy November 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Priceless. Love it!

7 Killjoy November 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Oh, and thanks for the shots JR. They’re awesome!

8 Anon PH November 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Feed the squirrels! They eat my sunflower by hanging upside down, the corn they nibble leaving the ears and cob still on the stalk..oh and they pick the apricot tree barren. The poor little things are just happy Democrats, eating for free what others have produced! Ok. I just couldn’t resist

Cute picture, and my true enjoyment watching them play in the yard.

9 Beautiful November 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Beautiful pictrure! Thank you!

10 J. November 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I saw a happy squirrel happily hunched up on his hind legs taking a drink out of a sprinkler head (a turned off one) today. It was a Kodak moment, but I had no camera on me.

11 SanDee November 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

A cute way to recycle a leftover pumkin. Loved the pictures JR, thank you.

12 Schmee November 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Thief!

13 Keea13 November 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Thanks! I sooooo needed that today! Too cute!

14 Awww... November 15, 2012 at 7:29 PM

This made my day! Thanks for posting something so cute!

15 Renee November 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Very cute! Thanks JR.

16 GG November 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

He won the squirrel lottery….mega pumpkin style!!

17 Mb November 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I had a squirrel do the same thing to a pumpkin in my yard last year. This year we found the seeds that had been stashed in the lawn sprouting. Replanted and got 3 small pumpkins!

18 Chester E. Kitty November 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Love it!!!!

19 Bob H. November 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

The squirrels used to eat through my plastic bird feeders. So I bought a $30 all metal bird feeder. Boy did I fool them!! This feeder holds #5 of food. Now they jump on the feeder and throw all the seeds on the ground. And I swear they laugh at me when I chase them away.

20 vh November 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I saw on TV once that squirrels will eat pumpkins that have been sitting out “fermenting” and they actually get drunk!!!!

21 Cowellian November 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Peter, Peter, . . .

22 Annon from Antioch November 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Awesome pictures! Thanks JR. So nice to wake up to pictures like this now a days! Happy Friday everyone :-)

23 MO November 16, 2012 at 7:34 AM

What great pictures. I have a squirrel that sits outside the storm door on the porch and puts his nose on the glass…the kitty sits inside with her nose on the glass…I wonder what would happen if the glass wasn’t there. Hmmm….I have a pumpkin here on the counter…I think I’ll put it out there on the patio…hehehe…so much fun to see if ol Gray Squirrel will dig a hole in it. lol.
Thanks for posting such a great thread and the great pictures…love it. :D :D

24 Forever Grateful November 16, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Nice! Great shots!!!

25 Forever Grateful November 16, 2012 at 7:49 AM

@ Mb

Luv it…too cute!

26 Mac November 16, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Another pumpkin bites the dust :-)

27 Bishop Estates November 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM

So Stinkin cute!

28 Gary Bogus November 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

You rubes have it all wrong. This is typical squirrel behavior after having eaten too many fermented Pyracantha berries. Simply put, the Fox Squirrel (Sciurus Scamperus) is hung over.

Photo # 1. Feeling woozy.
Photo # 2. Vomits into pumpkin.
Photo # 3. Flosses with a pumpkin seed.

29 jtkatec November 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Gary, funny, but you ruined my enjoyment, as photo 2 …. just too much.

But now I know what happened to my pumpkin patch this year. There were little holes in three pumpkins.

30 Anonymous November 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Now that is cute!

31 latina November 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Awesome pictures, it make me smile!!

32 Jojo Potato November 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Wish he had come over to my place. We had several pumpkins out and lots of squirrels but I guess they weren’t interested. We are trying to train the head squirrel (we call her Betty) to return all the lost tennis balls (etc) from the trees and bushes. While playing catch with junior this week one ball came down from a tree onto the driveway. So we put out two almonds that were quickly snatched up. Now if we could just make the connection. I’m willing to pay two almonds for each ball, come on Betty, let’s get together on this.

33 skippy November 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Love it. Wished I had known they liked pumpkins and I would have given them my carved Jack O’Lantern after Halloween. My squirrels come right up to me when I go outside and I give them peanuts, which they take one by one and run and bury. By the way, Bob H. after many so called squirrel-proof birdfeeders, I finally bought one that works-all metal, with a weight-triggered shelf. I hung it on a treestake and they can’t get up under it or climb down from the sloping roof. They just eat what the birds messily thrown down.

34 Anon November 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Sooooo cute! Thank you for share.

35 Dr. Jellyfinger November 17, 2012 at 8:04 AM

I always said my Aunt Edwina’s pumpkin pies tasted like barf. Now I’m really beginning to wonder.

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