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View Poll Results: When will linrose’s raccoon figure out how to get around the spring mechanism?
By tomorrow morning 2 14.29%
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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How's the raccoon obstacle course doing?
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #12
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So far so good! By the way, the raccoon broke the feeder. One of the plastic ports snapped in two which I didn't know until I went to fill it and the seed poured out just as fast as I was pouring it in. He also bent a couple of the metal leaves that close the ports when the spring mechanism is triggered. He must have been trying really hard to open them!

Anyway I went out to Tractor Supply and bought a feeder exactly like the old one and put it up the same day. So far it remains up! Perhaps our little friend has given up or found an easier meal! I'll let you know if he shows up again. I was really amazed to see him in the daylight, boldly climbing that shepherd's hook to claim his treat.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #13
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New development, the squirrels are attacking, I repeat, the squirrels are attacking!

Those buggers have now figured out how to hold onto the cage with their back feet and pillage the booty in the feeder without tripping the spring mechanism. Tom Cruise ain't got nothing on these stealth infiltrators.

Now I need to add a cone to the TOP of the mechanism. Also I did find white animal hairs at the top of the support system. Maybe from a squirrel's belly or from a raccoon I'm not sure. I'm just not happy. When I go to Tractor Supply and see squirrel feeders I cringe!!!! Our squirrel population seems to have quadrupled since we've lived here. I know the neighbors on both sides feed corn (oh no!!!!!) so it's no wonder. Yes they are entertaining to watch but when I open the door to the back deck in the morning I don't want to see a dozen or more squirrels running for the hills. The d*** cat that comes around from down the street doesn't seem to have any interest in them, just birds which makes me furious. I haven't resorted to trapping - yet. Ugh, I don't want to get into it with the neighbors, besides, he's disabled and on heavy medications. I don't want to rile him I just want to get rid of his cat (that he probably doesn't even know he has!)
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #14
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"New development, the squirrels are attacking, I repeat, the squirrels are attacking!" Oh oh oh.... too funny!!! Those white hairs.... think opossum!!! You have angered the yard Gods. They are organizing. You're under siege I tell you!!! Ha ha ha!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #15
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My cheeks hurt from laughing at your adventures!
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