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Old 02-14-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Funny!

Wonder if the squirrel will eventually learn to push the Slinky up!
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Great!! I'magonnahaftatrythat! And show my dad that link too... he's been battling squirrels since '76. I mean.. he's tried all sorts of ideas and contraptions, it's an ongoing funny story in the family now.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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There is a capsaicin pepper-based oil you can add to the seed. Doesn't bother the birds, but teaches the squirrel that your seed tastes terrible. I've used it in various locations; seems to help deter them. You can get it through websites that offer wild bird feeding supplies. I started using it because my dog was Hoovering up the spilled seed on the ground and it disagreed with her. She stopped after that, but the faces she made when tasting the pepper were pretty entertaining.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I love it! Something that doesn't actually harm them...
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
 
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My mum got this bird feeder that closes when something heavy gets on it

That has been working quite well
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The squirrel will hire a bear and that will be the end of the slinky game!
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Someone gets an A for ingenuity.

I might have a slinky in the closet somewhere...
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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Open a beer, pull up a chair, put vasoline on the pole, sit back and hold your sides.....
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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A raccoon will simply knock the feeder down and there will be a feeding frenzy for the squirrels, opossum and anything else hungry.


That does look highly entertaining but let the birds fend for themselves and the problem squirrels will generally go away....
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