These always seem a little dangerous to me, as if they might be harboring alternate life forms. While I was looking at this, a lady asked me if I knew how to cook them. I had to admit I did not. And we already have two uncooked kitchen-counter-decoration squash from our last optimistic visit to Bill's Farm Market. And it is most probably true that you can't take it with you . . . at least on a projected two week auto trip.