OINK, OINK: Small portions of squash make up the ears, nose, and feet on this pumpkin pig in Boise, Idaho.
Photograph by Streeter Photography, Alamy
HEAD-SCRATCHER: Using everything from spoons to scalpels, a sculptor in Phoenix, Arizona, carefully carved this confused expression.
Photograph by Ray Villafane, Barcroft Media, Getty Images
MONKEY BUSINESS: After cutting away the skin of a pumpkin, the artist then carved its inside into a monkey’s head. Later ears and a tongue were attached.
Photograph by James Schaedig, Alamy
CARVE OUT A SMILE: A sculptor known as Farmer Mike carves a face onto a 450-pound gourd during the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Photograph by AP Photo, Tony Gutierrez
CHEESE, PLEASE: Two mice—made of squashes, shells, and toothpicks—rest on a pumpkin carved to look like Swiss cheese.
Photograph by Karen Kaspar, Alamy
NOSING AROUND: A pumpkin stem becomes a nose for the wrinkly face on this carved pumpkin in Wexford, Pennsylvania.
Photograph by Edwin Remsberg, VWPics, Newscom
FLOWER OWL: Using sunflower seeds and a tree branch, a pumpkin is transformed into an owl at a zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Photograph by Marla Brose, ZUMA Press, Newscom
FANG-TASTIC FACE: A sculptor chucks a chunk of an 1,800-pound pumpkin as he carves out a creepy face at the Bronx Botanical Gardens in New York.
Photograph by DON EMMERT, AFP, Getty Images
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