This is really a story of determination verses stupidity. I am not sure which side I am on!
How do you keep squirrels away from your bird feeders?
I have spent - well, a lot on anti-squirrel devices.
It is not like I don't like squirrels as they are funny little characters but I am going broke buying birdseed! They will just hang upside down on one of my feeders and drain an entire feeder in a day or an hour.
|Getting ready to attack a freshly filled feeder|
|Fill 'er up!|
They lay in wait to see what I will come up with next.
|Watching me through the kitchen window|
I have bought domes and caged feeders. I have even had two that would spin and supposedly send the squirrels flying. I kinda liked that image - ha!
SloMo Squirrel Flung
I have tried pelting them with ice cubes figuring that it would at least water my garden when melted. After breaking some garden lights, I decided that I needed a new approach.
|"Hey Charlie, what do you suppose she will do now?"|
I don't want to hurt them but I really want to discourage them from eating the birdseed.
Super Soaker to the rescue!
|My two new anti-squirrel devices|
The first one I bought was the pump action kind and by the time I got it pumped for power and firing, the squirrel would be gone (after having a good laugh at me!).
Then I decided to buy a battery operated one. Perfect, I just pick it up and shoot. Only problem was that the water was just a little light spray.
|Just waiting for the perfect moment to attack|
The squirrels just lay on our pergola laughing and enjoy the cool mist that I am providing for them. Ha Ha - the joke is now on me.
|This one is giving me the "skank eye" and wondering what lame idea I will come up with next!|
Don't tell them.....I have attack dogs.....
"But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her.
barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window
in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor.
She will look at me with her arms extended,
offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light."