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Animals Destroying Pumpkins: The Picture Montage You Didn't Realize You Want to See

Colin the Red Ruffed Lemur plays with a carved pumpkin at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. Credit: AP

Ate too much candy last night?  While looking through the daily images coming from the wire services, we noticed a large number of pictures from across the country featuring animals destroying pumpkins (odd, we know). So, relax with these guys and realize humans are not the only animals that love Halloween.

First, Mitt Romney ran into some pumpkins yesterday but did not destroy them.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 31: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks off his campaign plane past Halloween pumpkins at Jacksonville International Airport on October 31, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. With less than one week to go until election day, Mitt Romney is campaigning throughout Florida. Credit: Getty Images

 

Now onto the angry Meerkats

A Meerkat eats a pumpkin decorated for Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

A meerkat, (Suricata suricatta) tries to get at feed inside a pumpkin placed in their enclosure during a Halloween event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

 

Meerkats eat a pumpkin decorated for Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 The pumpkin is now part of the herd

Meerkats try to get at feed inside a pumpkin placed in their enclosure during a Halloween event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

 

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, a meerkat attempts to crawl inside a carved out pumpkin to get at some tasty meal worms at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. During the fall season, many of the zoo s other animals receive pumpkins also. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, Oct. 27-28.Credit: AP

 

Now A Tiger battles one

Jae Jae, a Sumatran tiger, eats a pumpkin decorated for Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

Jae Jae, a Sumatran tiger, eats a pumpkin decorated for Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

Jae Jae, a Sumatran tiger, plays next to a pumpkin decorated for Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images 

 

Jae Jae, a four year old Sumatran tiger, is seen through a viewing window as he plays with a feed coated pumpkin placed in his enclosure during a Halloween event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

Dominated!

Jae Jae, a four year old Sumatran tiger, is seen through a viewing window as he sits beside a pumpkin placed in his enclosure during a Halloween event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

 

Ducks don't care.

 

Ducks walk amongst pumpkins on sale for Halloween, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 , even though some Catholic bishops in this predominantly Catholic nation have said that Halloween is harmful because it promotes the diabolical and ask believers not to observe it. Halloween comes on the eve of All Saints Day, a national holiday in predominantly Catholic Poland when late relatives are remembered. It was introduced after the 1989 transformation to democracy and is increasingly popular chiefly among children.Credit: AP

 

Giraffes get romantic

 

A giraffe approaches a pumpkin decorated to mark Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

A giraffe eats a pumpkin decorated to mark Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

A giraffe licks a pumpkin containing feed during a Halloween event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

Kiss.

 

A giraffe eats a pumpkin decorated to mark Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

Sharks and stingrays will eat pumpkins if they are fed to them by a skeleton

 

A diver dressed in a skeleton costume feeds fishes in the sharks and skates basinahead of Halloween at the Sea Life in Berlin on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

A diver in a skeleton costume feeds fish during a media opportunity to mark Halloween at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

 

nom nom nom.

 

A diver dressed in a skeleton costume feeds fishes in the sharks and skates basinahead of Halloween at the Sea Life in Berlin on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

Not a pumpkin, but still needs to be destroyed

In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, Tatqiq, an 11-year-old female polar bear, plays with a Halloween lawn ornament in the shape of a Frankenstein monster on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego.Credit: AP

 

 Komodo Dragon, not even close

 

Raja, a Komodo Dragon, eats a pumpkin decorated to mark Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

Raja the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is seen through a glass viewing window as he tries to get at feed inside a pumpkin placed in his enclosure during a Halloween photocall event for the media at London Zoo in London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

raaar

Raja, a Komodo Dragon, eats a pumpkin decorated to mark Halloween at London Zoo in central London on October 30, 2012.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

 An inspection.

 

Glenda, a 7-year-old western lowland gorilla, examines a carved pumpkin at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. At a media preview for the annual "Boo At The Zoo" event, which features pumpkin-carving demonstrations, Halloween characters and a Creepy Creature Encounter, where kids can get close to spiders, bugs and snakes. Event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28.Credit: AP

 

Destroyed

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 25: In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld, Szenja, one of the polar bears from SeaWorld San Diego’s Wild Arctic exhibit, gets into the spirit of Halloween on October 25, 2012 in San Diego, California. Polar bears are the largest land carnivore and have 42 teeth, which they use for catching food. Polar bears swallow most food in large chunks rather than chewing.Credit: Getty Images

 and drowned

A polar bear eats a pumpkin at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The polar bears along with snow monkeys, gorillas, rhinos, zebras, bison, wolverines and anteaters received treats as part of the annual Halloween-themed enrichment program at the zoo.Credit: AP

 

Rhino horn crushing pumpkin

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, Jimma, a 27-year-old male rhino, enjoys a Halloween pumpkin treat at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. During the fall season, many of the zoo s other animals receive pumpkins also. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, Oct. 27-28.Credit: AP

 

"Someday Simba, this will all be yours"

 

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, Isis, a 7-year-old female African lion, appears to be getting ready to pounce on one of the pumpkins she and her partner, Zenda, 6, received at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. During the fall season, many of the zoo s other animals receive pumpkins also. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, Oct. 27-28.Credit: AP

 

Pumpkin Red Ruffed Lemur fury

Colin the Red Ruffed Lemur plays with a carved pumpkin at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.Credit: AP

 

and inspection

Colin the Red Ruffed Lemur plays with a carved pumpkin at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.Credit: AP

 

Parrots cannot hide their disdain

A Lorikeets parrot pulls treats from a carved pumpkin during an animal enrichment program at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Lorikeets are small parrots which are native to Australia and the surrounding areas.Credit: AP

Grizzles hate pumpkins most of all

One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well.Credit: AP

 

Two of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs play with a pumpkin they received for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will enjoy this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well.Credit: AP

 

minor sympathy

 

One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well.Credit: AP

 

One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well.Credit: AP

 

Helpful tip: Protect your carved masterpieces from destruction by these more common critters by spraying the pumpkin with hairspray

Rocky the Raccoon plays with a carved pumpkin at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.Credit: AP

 

A squirrel eats seeds out of a smashed pumpkin in East Lansing, Mich. a few blocks away from Michigan State University on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

And a classy Halloween Lobster which you can read more about here.

This image released by the New England Aquarium shows a one-pound female lobster, known as a "split," that was caught by a Massachusetts fisherman last week and arrived at the aquarium in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Officials say such rare Halloween coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters.Credit: AP

 

And once again Mitt Romney is the theme of a Pumpkin

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Cat Rambo carves her interpretation of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The event, organized by the Amoray Dive Resort, attracted 42 divers who participated or watched the offbeat competition.Credit: AP

 

 

 

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