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07-10-2018, 04:21 AM - 1 Like   #2176
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My experience is that the only that will slow them down are professional solutions based on knowledge of them - feeders which "sag" and deny access based on their weight, and baffles which are too slippery and too unstable for them to climb past.
My solution for pole climbing squirrels is the plastic bowl which costs $2.50 at Walmart.
I drill a hole in the bottom and slide it down the pole. I use wire ties or a ring clamp under it to keep it from dropping down.
Works great.

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Well he just won't go away, which I guess is a good thing! The second pic is how he earned his name
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kennygee Quote
Well he just won't go away, which I guess is a good thing! The second pic is how he earned his name
Great closeup!

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Well he just won't go away, which I guess is a good thing! The second pic is how he earned his name
and is an example of the ingenuity that so intrigued Rupert.
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Chair Critter

You want to watch me?
OK, I'll walk down.
Hmm. I'll think about continuing down.
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You want to watch me?
OK, I'll walk down.
Hmm. I'll think about continuing down.
Nice dialog - worthy of Rupert.


Was this chair made of a fabric he could dig his claws into like he does into a tree?
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Today I was glancing out the window and I saw a squirrel jump from an unseen place to a bare branch and then to another hidden place, all within ten seconds - not nearly enough time for me to grab a camera. So, he's still out there, but I don't expect to see much of him until the leaves fall off the trees.

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"Miss Twinkle Toes"

Well it looks like I have a new name for my little friend. This morning was the first time She has been here in a couple of days And she invited Clyde the rabbit along too
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Nice dialog - worthy of Rupert.


Was this chair made of a fabric he could dig his claws into like he does into a tree?
Thanks very much.
I suspect the claws could dig in a bit.
Best wishes.
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Thanks very much.
I suspect the claws could dig in a bit.
Best wishes.
The reason I asked is that squirrels are built to "climb down" in a way no other animal is; that is why cats get stuck in trees, and squirrels don't. A cat's claws can "hook" only when the cat is facing upward, so it would have to back down a tree; a squirrel's rear ankles are reversible, so its claws can "hook" regardless of which direction the squirrel is facing. In this case, if the squirrel's rear claws could dig into the chair, it would be a lot more secure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
The reason I asked is that squirrels are built to "climb down" in a way no other animal is; that is why cats get stuck in trees, and squirrels don't. A cat's claws can "hook" only when the cat is facing upward, so it would have to back down a tree; a squirrel's rear ankles are reversible, so its claws can "hook" regardless of which direction the squirrel is facing. In this case, if the squirrel's rear claws could dig into the chair, it would be a lot more secure.
Very interesting. Thanks. I did not know that.
Best wishes.
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Wow, that is some serious squirrel knowledge!
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Miss Twinky?

Yesterday was the first time I had seen her in a couple of days, and she didn't stay long, and I know why . New babies in the area And Mom and Dad are very protective.
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