Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We recently made a new acquisition....a squirrel proof bird feeder. It's one in a in a long line of alleged squirrel proof feeders we have invested in over the years.

Within hours of filling it, the onslaught started. As it turns out, the squirrels really cannot raid the feeder. The distance between the feeder and the cage is longer that their little limbs and the cage openings are too small to squeeze through.

There is something to be said for persistence. They really gave it a good try. On the downside, the vinyl coating on the cage has been chewed off and I suppose this might lead to eventual rust.

Wish I had this kind of relentless persistence. As it is, they figured out they can swing it back and forth until the seed empties out on to the ground two stories down. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Enjoy the day...
and may your solutions to life's quandaries
be as smart as a squirrel's!


Eileen said...

Oh dear. And I was so thinking of getting one of these too. Maybe they need to be mounted on a pole so they can't swing it..?

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

It appears squirrels CAN teach us something...never, EVER give up!

AngelMc said...

you know you have got to hand it to them, they will eventually get that bird seed. i have never seen a bird feeder that they couldn't undo. that said, i figured if they worked that hard they deserved it. so i would wind up feeding them and the birds.

April said...

Hah! Those squirrels will drive you NUTS!
We did like AngelMc and fed the seeds to the birds and peanuts-in-the-shell to the squirrels. The squirrels were so cute sitting on the little box(Nailed to the oak tree) nibbling at their peanuts. But eventually it drove the dogs insane, since they could see the squirrels from the front window. And when my husband started eating the peanuts out of the feeder, I figured that was it!
Love your photos Helen!That squirrel looks like he's playing on the jungle gym!

Anonymous said...

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LOL you have to laugh at that squirrel. Autumn Watch on the BBC TV had an elaborate set of challenges for squirrels and each time they managed to get to the nuts. So agile with problem solving skills.

crimsoncat05 said...

boy, they are persistent, aren't they?? at least they're entertaining... (to a point, anyway!)