Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Stubborn Squirrel: A Story in Pictures

Introduction: The squirrels seemed to be eating more of the bird seed in the bird feeders than seemed fair. So Larry got baffles to put on some of the poles. 

Does this squirrel understand the purpose of a baffle?














15 comments:

  1. That welcome sign does NOT say squirrel!!! But do they listen? No.....

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  2. I am guessing this is an unusually smart & sneaky squirrel. Maybe grease the pole with crisco?

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  3. guyz...tell yur dad ta get a peece oh tubing....kleer plastic ore a tin one; hope ful lee one de length of de feeder pole; de squirrelz willna bee abe bull ta climb up it; ore uze it azza rest spot for snackin !! ☺☺♥♥

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  4. That baffle doesn't baffle that squirrel!

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  5. That is funny :) I am guessing he came from above. You should spray the baffle with PAM cooking oil and watch him slide :)

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  6. I don't think your baffle is working!

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  7. Bushy does that to mine, too. Evolution.

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear me. We fought the battle of the squirrel forever.
    During that process I learned 2 things. #1. The shaft holding the feeders cannot be near anything the squirrels can use a launching pad. This kinda drove me crazy at first because that placement is not in the center of the dining room window. They can jump about 6'. #2 the best kind of baffle we found was the cylinder shape. It needs to be about 4' from the ground. They will climb the shaft pole into the cylinder and knock around in it but cannot get above it. WE have not had any squirrels eating from feeders in 10 or 12 years the just eat what the birds drop on the ground. I'll send you a photo via email.
    Hugs Madi and mom

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  9. Just sent you a photo via email

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  10. I don't think the baffle baffled that squirrel! Ha roo roo roo!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  11. I'm fairly certain that squirrel thinks the baffle is for sitting on while eating food.

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