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Old 02-15-2018, 10:41 AM
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My uncle used vaseline
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:01 PM
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That would work also! (Until they figured out how to remove it (uugghh))
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:43 PM
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I once succumbed and bought an uber-squirrel-proof feeder that shut down the seed trays when the squirrel's weight landed on it but it was a serious pain to keep clean (in the chronically wet, snowy, icy weather we get), messy to fill and empty, the seed was so enclosed it always seemed to mold faster, and the birds never seemed to use it much. When I moved I didn't even bother to take it along. So far, using the capsaicin oil and giving my dog free rein to keep the squirrels in another tree is working.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
Where do you buy it? Is it a slinky?
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:42 PM
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Maybe I live in an area where we have Olympian squirrels. My squirrels could do a standing leap from the ground and get on that feeder in the video, much the way an olympic gymnast does a high bar mount. Or more preferably (and very easily) climb one of those trees close by and jump/fly onto that feeder. In order for a slinky to work on a hook pole feeder here, the pole feeder would have to be 25 feet from a tree, and 8 feet in the air.

I have a "squirrel proof" feeder, that has a big plexy glass umbrella over it and I swear the squirrels have some bartering system where they hire an athletic squirrel to take this task on. The squirrel that manages to get on the feeder pushes ALL the food out on to the ground - he doesn't just sit there and eat a little. He pushes all the food out so he and his squirrel cousins can eat it.

I love squirrels. ;D You can just read their thoughts while they're hanging on to a tree limb and twitching twitching twitching their tails making their feeder attack plans.
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