So....my cocktail corner friends, mental and tsannie, did a post re the birds they are attracting to their yard...la, la, la, so I decided OK, fine, I'll put something up in my yard and see how it goes. So, off to the store I go...got the Shepard's hook, a hanging feeder, a sock full of seeds, a window feeder and bird food that I can eat as trail mix in a pinch.
At first, I thought oh how sweet...
look at the little birdies, aren't they cute
Then...wait what's that big fat furry tail hanging upside down from the feeder... squirrels!! How do they get up there? Well apparently, those lovely creatures have the ability to jump 4 feet from the ground
and 8 feet from a roof or wall.
Why do I know this information?
Anyway, I spent the majority of the past 3 days chasing and screaming at the squirrels to leave...like they could understand~~most of the time the squirrels would saunter up the hill and look at me like "WTF lady, you put it out there...someone gots to eat it"~~that's squirrel speak...Did you know that squirrels must eat constantly or their teeth will over power their head? (speaking of teeth, check out Noble Pig today...hmmm, I'm just sayin')
...more useless information...
Back to the store I went....apparently, I am a baffoon....
these bird feeders also require a squirrel baffler..
the baffler is designed to make it impossible for the squirrel to get to your feeder
...Ahhhh, doesn't seem to be working all that well..
I tried to get a picture of the squirrels however, they all ran off
and all I was left with was this..ewwwww
...I'm just sayin'