Zapping the poor little squirrels, how cruel!
     Posted By: patty - Sun Feb 16, 2014
     Category: Animals

We bought this bird feeder, filled it with bir. OH! LOOK! A SQUIRREL!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/16/14 at 10:23 PM
Can anybody tell me where I can buy a bird-proof squirrel feeder? ):
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 02/17/14 at 08:27 AM
There is a reason squirrels are known as "tree rats" - they are pretty destructive. I found evidence of them living in the attic area of my house some years ago when I installed more insulation. It wasn't pretty.

I like the feeders that rotate and fling the squirrels off. It's funny to watch them try to hang on until centrifugal force has its way.
Posted by KDP on 02/17/14 at 09:11 AM
Now I'm in the mood for roasted Squirrel and there is 2 feet of snow on the ground! Maybe if I put out the "Bird" feeder they'll come to me! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 02/17/14 at 10:50 AM
That ain't sporting! You should bark them! It's the only sporting way.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/17/14 at 11:07 AM
I like knocking the squirrels off ours with my Super Soaker 2000 (which was banned from sale). You can also knock them off the tree limbs when they chatter at my golden retriever who chases them up.

"Ayly .. SQUIRREL !!! ... Zooooommmm Bark Woof."
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/17/14 at 02:39 PM
I set up a squirrel feeder outside my kitchen window.

You should see how many birds come to steal from it!

I actually don't know why people put up bird feeders. Birds are rats with wings. All you get to see is some flitting colors.

Squirrels might be rats with bushy tails, but they're as much fun to watch as kittens playing. One which comes to my feeder will drop food to a friend on the ground (and fiercely attack the friend if it tries to come up to the feeder).

Cardinals, titmouses (titmice(?)), and some I don't recognize come to steal from the feeder despite everyone 'knowing' a bird feeder has to be far away from the house.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/17/14 at 03:54 PM
My in-laws have been fighting squirrels for years. I kind of like them myself. But then, I'm not dumb enough to waste money feeding wild birds that are perfectly capable of finding food on their own.
Posted by Dave Plechaty on 02/20/14 at 04:00 AM
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