As the leaves began to change and the thoughts of carving pumpkins came about, we couldn't help but feel too lazy to carve one ourselves. So Goose came up with the brilliant idea of letting the squirrels carve the pumpkin for us.

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We had no idea this was a thing until Goose brought it up on the Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show. Goose explained he had filled a pumpkin with peanut butter years ago and the squirrels caved a face into it.

The Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show
DAY 1 Getting The Tools - The Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show
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The two kids on the show, Megan and Hairball, decided they were going to try this out for themselves.

DAY 1 - Megan violently stabbing the pumpkin.
DAY 1 - Megan violently stabbing the pumpkin.
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The process begins by poking several small holes in a pumpkin. These holes are then generously filled with peanut butter, acting as bait to attract the squirrels.

 

DAY 1 - Make the holes and fill with Peanut Butter
DAY 1 - Make the holes and fill with Peanut Butter
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Once the pumpkin is placed outside, the squirrels, drawn by the aroma of the peanut butter, chew on the holes to reach their beloved treat, and in doing so, unknowingly create intricate designs in the pumpkin.

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DAY 2 - The Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show
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Critics might argue that these designs may lack the polished finesse of human-crafted pumpkins, but they cannot deny the unexpected appeal and the lively spontaneity of the squirrels’ natural carving skills.

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DAY 4 - The Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show
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While the squirrels were hard at work, we wanted to get a timelapse video of the creative carvers. Below you can see how much wildlife activity we had here at the Rock N Roll Mansion.

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DAY 5 - The Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. Dwyer & Michaels Morning Show
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Here is the final product of the Squirrel Carved Pumpkin. We even took it to the Halloween Ball to show it off.

Squirrel eating peanuts out of happy Halloween carved pumpkin face in rain.
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Just kidding... Our final pumpkin carving was much more unsettling...

FINAL PHOTO.... Yikes
FINAL PHOTO.... Yikes
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