Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vandalized Seminole Pumpkin

Okay... this is really, really weird. I saw that one of the Seminole pumpkin I had growing on the fence was ready to be harvested, so I cut it down... only to see that the side of it facing the street had two crudely carved "eyes" in it...

First thing I did was ask my kids if anyone had been testing out one of their pocket knives in a naughty manner. 


And in fact, my children are probably too small to make such deep gouges. One of them suggested the neighbor's cat might have done it. (It's a black cat, incidentally, so there is some logic there. Heh.)

Anyhow, what kind of a goofball would half-carve a Jack o' Lantern out of someone else's pumpkin while it was still on the vine? We've got a quiet, pretty, friendly and rather boring neighborhood.

Perhaps too boring...



At August 13, 2013 at 1:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might steal a watermelon, but I wouldn't hack up a pumpkin. :-)

At August 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was probably just a crime of opportunity, especially if it was hanging out along the road. You could put up an infrared trail cam if you have any more pumpkins out there...

At August 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM , Blogger George G said...

Yes, probably just kids being naughty.
It would have been more destructive and vandalous to just cut it down.
I have found it really helpful to have a motion detection camera pointing down my driveway.
Its cheap to setup (under $50 on ebay) with free software on your computer.
I can review all the comings and goings in a few minutes at the end of the day.
Infra red would be good too.
Too see what critters scurry at night.


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