It started out as an ugly pumpkin. But just look at it now!
Or it could be a hat out of a Tim Buton movie/Dr. Suede book.
Dr. Suess book. Damn iPad autocorrect.
All Gourds creatures are beautiful.
Nice knifesmanship too.
***Sorry, looked like it was carved at first…
I love the ugly pumpkin thing. My dear wife and I often decorate our home with ugly pumpkins around this time of year. And we get so jealous of the really big, really ugly ones our neighbors often display.
@Stephen A. Watkins:
Pumpkin envy is an ugly thing. Seek help.
Awesome find! I search every year for gourds/pumpkins that will resemble something fun. My only regret is that, until recently, I never took pictures of the fun shapes I’ve discovered.
The best one by far was the penis, which inspired the entire tradition, but despite not finding another as good, I’ve had a lot of fun looking.
Very cool! I’m a little perplexed that “because it’s just such a cool-looking thing” counts as “no particular reason,” but to each his own!
@Scorpius: “Dr Suede” is the name of my next band.
Paint it silver, give it eyes — it’s a space snake!
I think it was trying to grow into a Klein Gourd.
Okay, now we expect you to write a short story titled “The Ugly Pumpkin.”
Scorpius: You still didn’t get it right. It’s Dr. Seuss, not Dr. Suess.
Awesome! Totally awesome.
MUTANT DEATH GOURDS!!!!!!
Those look like little faces around the base of the tentacle.
Yog Shoth Gourulhu.
Um, or a Vorlon sperm…
I hope you’re Preserving It For The Ages!
That’s what the picture is for.
Hans Christian Andersen would be proud
Needs a pancake on its head.
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