He thought sniffing it from the back porch would be safest just in case he had to hightail it into the house quickly!
I think he realized that Peter wouldn't bite him so he moved in just a wee bit closer so that he could investigate further! I think he's trying to strike a deal here - I won't hurt you if you don't hurt me!
Here he is in action!
And this is a small pumpkin! Wait till he meets Peter the Great!
Till next time......................
Love ya lots,