Watch Squirrel Faces Pucker When They Bite Into Your Vinegar-Spiked Jack-O-Lanterns

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You worked damn hard on your Jack-O-Lantern and nobody's going to make you move it until that pumpkin is a pile of Thanksgiving mush—especially not some infernal squirrel who's nibbling it for winter sustenance.

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Luckily, it turns out that the fluffy-tailed vermin despise the scent of strong vinegar almost as much as people do, so a few dashes in and around your expertly-carved gourd should keep the little bastards at bay. And here I was thinking that vinegar was only good for cleaning my floors and crisping my chips. [Apartment Therapy - Image: IrinaK / Shutterstock]

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karmisson
squirrel brain

My son grabbed our mushed jacks yesterday and 5 billion fruit flies came out of the hollowed creation. I carved this puppy from one of those carving books. It lasted about 3 days until it rotted from the inside out. Any tips/tricks on how to preserve them to last longer?