I imagine this must be the squirrels' battle cry in my neighborhood: Death to the pumpkin!
I managed to salvage two pumpkins from our garden that hadn't been eaten by the squirrels and the rabbits. I proudly displayed them on my front step.
Then yesterday afternoon, I found this:
Poor little pumpkin! *sob*
I should have known something was up when I saw one of the squirrels get nose to nose - literally - with my cat through the front door window.
They're very brave little buggers, but if I wasn't worried about my cat running away, I might be tempted to open the door and let her loose on those bushy-tailed fiends...