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Posted By: Fl_Gulfer, 06-21-2008, 09:09 AM

I just can win when it comes to these dam Squirrels. I think the birds are going to have to fare on their own till next winter. Unedited Photo's. Tammy 18-250






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06-21-2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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Nice sequence of shots! I have a brother who is forever trying to foil the squirrels that come to his feeders. The squirrels always win.
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Vaseline the pole and sprinkle it with cayenne powder! (hey get your minds out of the gutter!)

Also a loose fitting upside down bowl shaped guard on the pole works wonders to keep them away.

If all else fails go at them with a garden hose!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Vaseline the pole and sprinkle it with cayenne powder! (hey get your minds out of the gutter!)

Also a loose fitting upside down bowl shaped guard on the pole works wonders to keep them away.

If all else fails go at them with a garden hose!

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But that won't work for highly trained squirrels on a Mission Impossible


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Have you considered or already tried using a "squirrel-resistant" feeder? Here's one example: Large Squirrel-Resistant Feeders - Lee Valley Tools

I've used one like this in the past with good success, and the weight limit is adjustable. Only the larger birds cannot use it. The squirrels can sometimes get a bit before the bar goes down and shuts off the seed supply, but not much.

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But that won't work for highly trained squirrels on a Mission Impossible
Unbeatable Banzuke (or Ninja Challenge) for Squirrels!

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It's awfully hard to beat the Twirl-A-Squirrel!

YouTube - Twirl A Squirrel Demo Video

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QuoteOriginally posted by hamidlmt Quote
It's awfully hard to beat the Twirl-A-Squirrel!

YouTube - Twirl A Squirrel Demo Video
It can be done, though it involves a degree of cruelty.
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Funny photos of your persistant squirrel. And the links they've provoked in this post are entertaining too. Plus we have a good recomendation on a squirrel deterant feeder. I love this place.
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It can be done, though it involves a degree of cruelty.


Looks like WMD


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Now look what is eating the feed. See him climbing the pole?



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Yikes! Most bird lovers know that bird seed does attract the rats in the neighborhood. That is a real down side to feeding the birds. I'd much rather be dealing with squirrels than those dang rats!
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I wonder if that Twirl-A-Squirrel! will knock them off too. I can't believe we have a rat in our neighborhood. We live in a upperclass hood there is no trash laying about.
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Rats are unfortunately everywhere... I wouldn't be surprised if we left a few on the moon in '69!

What you need is a squirrel baffle on the pole. The best ones are loose fitting so that the squirrel (or the "not cute" squirrel - aka rat) cannot climb the pole. Here are some examples: Baffles & Squirrel Guards from Duncraft

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I wonder if that Twirl-A-Squirrel! will knock them off too. I can't believe we have a rat in our neighborhood. We live in a upperclass hood there is no trash laying about.
As Pat said, there are rats everywhere. You just don't see them most times. I live on a canyon so I know there are all kinds of critters out there.
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