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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2020, 12:51 AM
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That was my first thought Theo, I could not keep them out of the one I built. They would launch from our planter and soar 8 feet to slam into the feeder. Some times they stayed on and others they fell off, just to get up and try again. Once in the feeder, they would sit and throw most of it to the ground, where the other squirrels would sit and feast on it.

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Years ago I read a report on squirrels getting into bird feeders. Apparently the scientists involved were having a slow week. They found that to get to one bird/squirrel feeder the squirrel would have to jump off a tree limb, into the side of a garage, then leave the garage wall at a precise angle. Off 1 degree either way, and the squirrel would miss the feeder, and hit the ground. The squirrels got very good at getting to the feeder.

When my old fridge died I laid it on my porch, on its back, supposed to have been picked up by someone that wanted it to grow worms in, they never showed up, so trashed it. Used to put food on it, for whatever got to it firs, birds or squirrels, usually squirrels. Got a lot of enjoyment watching a squirrel feed, because there would always be a second squirrel come along and push the first off, this would repeat until the food was gone. Sometimes I wish I had kept it.

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Looks like you got your money's worth out of the first one. Good project!

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I am so borrowing the design with a few of my own little changes. Thank you for sharing. Really cool bird feeder.

Wife loves bird watching so this will be a wonderful gift for her.
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Very impressive.
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Look forward to your version. It is a classic design and I've yet to see another one like it.

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My next door neighbor has a bird feeder here in South Mississippi and the squirrels are quite prolific . They put a trap out (humane type) and so far, they have caught and relocated over 40 squirrels and the saga continues! It is fun to watch the challenge. They wanted to make sure that the same squirrels weren't coming back so he spray painted a spot on the tail orange before releasing them, so far no orange tails are back, but I bet some other folks are wondering what's up with the orange tailed squirrels!

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The squirrels were doing so much damage here that I bought a pellet gun and began to depopulate the numbers. And got rat traps for the chipmonks. No mercy!

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