I think they are trying to take over.
The squash are at least semi-polite about it.
This one gave us fair warning when it ate the solar light.
It never went further than the other side of the sidewalk.
(Which makes me have to ask, "Why did the squash cross the sidewalk??")
It gives a LOT of squash to compensate. I already have 24 bags in the freezer and we have been feasting on it a couple of times a week.
But the cucumbers have not the same politeness.
It just comes right on into the basement
and makes itself at home
Without even bothering to knock!