I tried, but no success until this year. And this year, this year!, I managed to get three of them. I think it was the extra chicken dirt.
This squash must be really tasty. When I turned it over, I found a lot of little holes and marks where critters had been going at it.
If you look at these pics close up, you can see the teeth marks.
Voles? I find it equally cool and disturbing.
Seriously, I can't make up my mind if I'm grossed out or jealous. This must be some great squash.
Note: Rumor has it that when you store these, you should make sure the stem is completely off. All other squashes store better with a couple of inches of stem on.