first answer: something to do with the other nut-eating animals second answer: Also other animals are eating the tasty squirrels; squirrels running in front of cars or eating live electric lines; less trees for squirrels to live in; tornadoes that kill the squirrels, etc.
They eat the seeds inside the pumpkin but not the pumpkin its self. contradictory to this person above me, i have a problem with squirrels destroying my jack o lanterns before halloween.i think they do but not as a main part fo their diet
I raised a litter of 4 baby squirrels. I would feed them 2 or 3 times a day. You can tell when they are done eating when their bellies are big and round and sometimes (depending on the squirrel) they will just stop eating on their own.
Pumpkins are eaten by many animals including rabbits, squirrels and deer. A reputable way of deterring pests is by using diluted red fox urine around the garden. This urine is available from many home and garden stores.