When we got home from the Macy's parade, we found our two small pumpkins absolutely demolished by some creature. We immediately suspected the raccoons. However a little while later we saw a very fat squirrel happily chomping on a piece of the pumpkin in the bushes. All of the squirrels around here are enormous right now. I thought it was because they are getting ready for winter and the lean months that lie ahead. . . Now I know it is because all the humans are feeding them pumpkin and pumpkin seeds.
Every pumpkin seed was shelled and eaten -- the shells you see in the picture are all missing the seed. Those squirrels have skills.