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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/5/2015, 9:30 am

OK, I feed the birds inthe winter here. And until this year, I also spend as much or more feeding the raiding squirrels who dominate my shepherd's hook, tipping and spilling the sunflower seed and munching on the suet blocks. Did some online research, found this little baby at my Ace hardware for $32: Audubon 18" Squirrel Baffle!



Boy are the little rodents ANGRY! They are actually coming up to the bay window and sitting there, taunting the dog (who is not a calm soul in the first place) and acting petulant. They even stole the corn cob feeder thing, cob and all! No idea where that is....
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/5/2015, 11:47 am

 !!

If you REALLY want to set them off, get them a Twirl-A-Squirrel or a Squirrel Whirl Feeder!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIp7V7VcCX8

http://www.amazon.com/Songbird-Essentials-Squirrel-Whirl-Feeder/dp/B001BOBVTI
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/5/2015, 1:36 pm

lol! that is hysterical! I bet they get dizzy!
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/7/2015, 8:59 am

I once had a fool proof squirrel proof system and very funny to watch them try.
Attached to a high limb on a tree with a pulley system that I was able to raise and lower to fill
was a plastic soda bottle  with a feeder attachment.
I picked these up years ago at  a Brookstone shop.
A wire must be used otherwise they chew through the cable,
Squirrels can jump from the tree trunk, however they fall off the loose metal cover on top.
They try sliding down the cable, when they do, it's a fast decent and uncontroled so they fall off....
They sit in the tree for hours and finally give up.














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Post  Kelejan on 12/7/2015, 1:09 pm

How about a video, jimmy?  I hope it doesn't hurt the squirrels, but as they keep trying I expect they are OK.
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Post  sanderson on 12/7/2015, 4:33 pm

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Post  yolos on 12/7/2015, 5:05 pm

What diameter is the baffle on top of the bird feeder.
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/7/2015, 6:08 pm

Kelejan..hurt squirrels??? you don't want to debate me on that topic !!! Video, At the present time I do not have these up, that maple tree was removed, I need to figure out how to do it without a tree...Just thought, mabe I can set it up, my web cam is close to the window and I can get a usb extension....hhhhmmmmm
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Diameter ? about 18 inches to 2 feet.. just enough for the squirrel to drop off when he reaches the edge...after a bit, they don't want to let go of the cable because they know they'll fall.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/7/2015, 6:11 pm

Jimmy, how do you fill the feeder?
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/7/2015, 6:20 pm

I had a pulley with wire attached high in the tree with one end looped around the tree trunk, when I want to fill the feeder I just unhooked the cable from the tree and lowered feeder, filled feeder , then raised it...very simple...
Had to be if I thought of it
Also the pulley had to be attached to the limb with wire, squirrels would chew through anything else.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/7/2015, 6:23 pm

Ahhhh, gotcha!
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