When I last saw the Great Jamieween pumpkin yesterday, Negra was gnawing on its sidewalls with abandon. Jody had dragged the monster squash into the raceway that connects Young’s Hill to the greenhouse and the chimps were all taking turns breaking off pieces of crunchy flesh. It didn’t look long for this world. When I went to close Young’s Hill yesterday evening, all that remained was a small trail of uneaten peel. Little did I know, but the pumpkin hadn’t actually been finished off!
This morning during a perimeter fence check, Elizabeth spotted about a quarter of the pumpkin sitting at the top of the hill on one of the furthest towers. Here’s a reference photo if you aren’t sure which structure I’m referring to:
We aren’t sure who carried the pumpkin remains to the top of the hill yesterday. However, we are super impressed that they managed to climb with it all the way up a 20ish foot vertical ladder. It’s a mystery who this sneaky chimp was, but Missy rises to the top of our suspect list.
We found the remaining pumpkin all the way back in the greenhouse again just before lunchtime and a crowd of chimps taking turns finishing off their Halloween treat.