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Old 07-19-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Simple but effective squirrel deterrent

Very simple.
Very effective.
Hang your bird feeders with confidence.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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Looks too good to be true.

Don't the squirrels climb up to higher levels then jump down from other branches onto the feeders?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Squirrels are the ultimate acrobats. I think they'll have free food within the week.

What I need is a large red-tailed hawk or a great-horned owl with a 'day job' (I hear him at night, usually in August...and occasionally a barred owl can also be heard). A bobcat or fox wouldn't hurt, either.

This time of year I can't fill the feeders 24/7...the bear loves that stuff, he destroys all the feeders except the caged "squirrel proof" ones (which apparently are also bear-proof! Simply 'un-squish' the cage and it's good as new)

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Old 07-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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Those feeders have been up for a few years. The sheet metal wrap works. The squirrels can't get a foot hold on the sheet metal and they don't jump over it. Why... I don't know but they don't.
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