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Old 11-01-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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I'm convinced the only survivors after a nuclear holocaust will be roaches, mosquitoes and squirrels...And maybe fire ants.

Have yet to buy a completely squirrel-proof bird feeder. They should all be renamed squirrel feeders.

Setting aside food for the squirrels not only doesn't prevent them from raiding our bird feeders, but just seems to attract more as the word gets out. Pretty sure some are traveling from the neighboring counties..
I have one of these and they ARE 100% squirrel proof:

RollerFeeder – World's Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

I also made a couple of these too- 100% squirrel proof:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How...-proof-birdfe/
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Just think of all the engineers and designers who spend all their time trying to come up with ways to thwart squirrels at bird feeders. It must be a multi-million dollar business!

I bet the squirrels would be proud to know that.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:57 AM
 
Location: USA
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Obvious dude Never underestimate the power of a squirrel because he is Avtar of some Lord and squirrel eats lots of peanuts, in the village if we keep our peanuts bag in outsiders are then they clean each and every peanut.
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IL
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Those tree rats have chewed through two sets of Christmas lights (so far). I can't put a pumpkin out, and they destroy my flowers in the summer. They don't touch the neighbors' stuff. My neighbors don't feed them, but I do. That's a fine "thank you"! <sigh>
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Those tree rats have chewed through two sets of Christmas lights (so far). I can't put a pumpkin out, and they destroy my flowers in the summer. They don't touch the neighbors' stuff. My neighbors don't feed them, but I do. That's a fine "thank you"! <sigh>
If you put peanuts out as a "decoy" I bet they'll turn their nose up at all the garden stuff, pumpkins, and maybe even your lights. Of course that still means they'll have won but on YOUR terms!
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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If you put peanuts out as a "decoy" I bet they'll turn their nose up at all the garden stuff, pumpkins, and maybe even your lights. Of course that still means they'll have won but on YOUR terms!

Nope... tried it. It just brings more squirrels to the circus. It's an open invitation to come and join the party.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IL
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If you put peanuts out as a "decoy" I bet they'll turn their nose up at all the garden stuff, pumpkins, and maybe even your lights. Of course that still means they'll have won but on YOUR terms!
I feed them peanuts every day. I even hand feed them.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"I feed them peanuts every day"...as do I, but now they are "splits" or chopped, not whole. I found squirrels would bury whole peanuts, and I'd have peanut plants everywhere. I live close to peanut country, so my price/pound for peanuts is cheap...squirrels live high on the hog here.

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Old 11-19-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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"I feed them peanuts every day"...as do I, but now they are "splits" or chopped, not whole. I found squirrels would bury whole peanuts, and I'd have peanut plants everywhere. I live close to peanut country, so my price/pound for peanuts is cheap...squirrels live high on the hog here.

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Gemstone1
I've seen "my" squirrels bury them but haven't recognized any plants - maybe I just mow them down before they look like anything?
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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What a Peanut plant looks like.



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Gemstone1
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