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A Pumpkin with an Attitude

Updated on February 22, 2016

This Pumpkin Snuck Over a Fence

This derelict pumpkin snuck over from the neighbor's fence.
This derelict pumpkin snuck over from the neighbor's fence.
The site of the crime scene. Growing over the neighbor's fence.
The site of the crime scene. Growing over the neighbor's fence.
The pumpkin is finally caught.
The pumpkin is finally caught.

A Pumpkin that Snuck in Over a Gate

This is a true story about a wiley pumpkin that came from a neighbor's yard over a fence into my backyard. At first, it was just a blossom, which looked almost exactly like the blossoms of the squash my roommate and I had planted out there. But that was quickly to change.

This "squash" soon dwarfed the others in the yard. My roommate continued to insist that it was a squash, but I had my doubts. Perhaps it was a pumpkin disguised in squash clothing?

Soon, we began to hear the inevitable noises of partying out in the yard. The squash giggled, but we believed that the pumpkin was cutting jokes, doing stand-up comedy and otherwise making the yard much noisier. We never caught it in the act, since it was inevitably in the middle of the night. When me or my roommate were roused and went out back, all was silent again.

Things became more obvious to me when the size of the squash/pumpkin was about 14 inches high and 10 inches wide. I knew little about raising pumpkins, but it seemed to me they should be harvested before they get all stringy. In addition, Halloween is coming up and it can certainly be useful as a jack-o-lantern.

Pumpkin at Large Captured

At last, we could no longer take the nightly episodes in the backyard garden. The bigger the pumpkin got, the crazier was the ruckus after midnight!

Still, this was going to make an excellent jack-o-lantern! I present several flicks with some ideas below:

Wonderful Ideas for Carving Pumpkins

What Should We Carve in this Pumpkin?

I have not had children around for quite a while and I think I may have lost my touch for cutting pumpkins.

Entertaining Education

I hope I have provided you with entertaining and tongue-in-cheek pseudo-information in this article.

Please give some comments!!!

Laura in Denver


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      Laura Deibel 5 years ago from Aurora

      Get a neighbor like mine and you will have no problems!

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      Martha 5 years ago

      I want to grow a pumpkin in the yard like this!

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Especially if they get as big as this one. And an attitude the size of Taxas!

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      John Lakewood 6 years ago from Lakewood, CO

      John again, good article as well as humerious.Ill be watching punkins closer now especially after midnight!!!!!

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Thanks! I confess I got on a lark with this one!

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      John Lakewood 6 years ago from Lakewood, CO

      Very funny article, thanks! Happy Halloween!


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