Things that work
In today's world of scams and miracle claims and cheaply-made, imported crap, it's great to find products that actually do what they claim they do.
I figure they're worth mentioning, so I will...from time to time.
We love feeding the birds in the winter. And, while the squirrels are fun to watch, they can clean out a bird feeder faster than
The little bastards can chew through heavy plastic, bend metal and in general, figure out a way to get into just about anything if they think there's food in it. Smart little buggers. Squirrels, I mean. Not Jim-Bob's family. heh
After throwing away a multitude of chewed up, bent and otherwise squirrel-damaged bird feeders, we finally discovered one that really keeps 'em stymied.
The design is crazy-simple. When a fat-ass squirrel tries to climb up on it, the spring-loaded metal casing slides down over the holes sealing 'em shut. Birds aren't heavy enough to trigger the springs, so they can feed without a problem.
And it seems that once the squirrels figure out that they can't filch the food, they stop trying. Mostly.
I have a couple of photos of a stymied squirrel...unfortunately, after playing with my template over the weekend, I've somehow lost my "Post a Photo" ability.
Fuck. Back to the drawing board.
Thank gawd for Blogger forums. A simple switch back to "old editor" fixed the photo problem.
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