Yesterday morning while checking into blogland and having my morning cup of tea, what should I see out side my kitchen window -
I grabbed my camera.
Is he smiling?
I did not bother him one bit.
See how he pushes the top down, eh!?
After the "Photo Shoot" and he was through eating ... I checked out the feeder He had eaten right through the top of the bird feeder by pushing down the top (It was supposed to be squirrel proof and slide down and cover the holes where the birds eat if one should try to eat the seed. Everything has worked just fine all this time - who knew that this little guy this year would chew away the top of the feeder on one side and around the corner. His weight does move the outer cage down and sits there happily reaching into the top of the feeder.)
All these years the squirrels have "respected" the routine - the birds always dropped enough sunflower seeds for them ...
Now, we have two, well maybe three choices.
1. Get a new and "improved" anti squirrel, bird feeder.
2. Fill the feeder only half full - well below his reach. Wait and watch when the "fat, full and roundly packed tummy squirrel sits on top of the feeder and the bottom falls off.
(I have visions of him being catapulted into the tree ... )
3. Find the big plastic dome somewhere in the garage ... we bought it a long time ago to deter squirrels ... it did not then. I could dream it might work to keep this guy out of the bird seed.
What should I do?
What would you do?