This is the work of my son, the first pumpkin he has carved all by himself, unfortunately Jack didn't last to long within two days he had turned to mush and mold. Luckily I had taken these pictures right away. I had read somewhere that if you put lemon juice on fruit it will last long, fyi, not true for pumpkins. He did a good job at carving, I made some pretzel sticks and he made the decorative tin can, he gets his craftiness from me ;). The rat next to the pumpkin, you can barely see him. There is a story behind this rat, which is not real, thank goodness. The kids and I like to trick and scare each other so we have various fake snakes, bug, rodents lying around the house and when you least expect it when you open a draw, closet or container, yes there will be a critter to greet you. The rat is our lastest addition to the family the kids really got me the other day, I walked right into the bedroom and there he was right in the middle of the floor and oh yes I screamed and ran the other direction and of course then felt foolish, I was the one who had just recently purchased the rat. They laughed!!!