I had this pumpkin sitting in the greenhouse and found out that a rat ate its way inside, getting at the pulp and seeds. A feast for rats. I have too many of them in the barn right now.
Also, I had grain for brewing stored in sealed plastic bins and they gnawed though the plastic to get in. Powerful jaws and a more powerful urge to eat anything. However, rats won’t touch garlic that I have out drying. Maybe there’s something to the idea that garlic can protect you from vermin or vampires.