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something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

Posted by lindalou (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 1:55

i have 3 potted mums and a large pumpkin on our front porch as decoration. something is gnawing big chunks out of the top of the pumpkin. 2 houses, across the street, show signs of damage to theirs, also. have any idea what it could be?


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RE: something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

At night: Racoons, opposums, and deer

During day: Maybe squirrels.


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RE: something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

I'd guess raccoons. Can you move them inside at night?


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RE: something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

squirrels are the culprits in my neighborhood. Happens every year.


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RE: something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

Squirrels get to all the pumpkins around here sooner or later. I have little pumpkins sitting on my fence posts. I sprayed them with scented floor cleaner to discourage the squirrels. I hope they last until Halloween. In the end I let the squirrels have them.


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RE: something is eating our porch pumpkins!!

I would guess that it is coons,also. Altho I don't have many squirrels around here, even with a woods nearby, so can't relate. Plenty of chipmunks. If I saw my pumpkins with big chunks eaten out I'd be upset too!


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