I forgot to mention do not plug this in to a GFI outlet.Use a non GFI because the GFI trip way too quickly.Wrap two pieces of hard wire around the post separated by a couple of inches.Next attach an extension cord to the pieces of hard wire.When the squirrel runs up the post he will get zapped when he bridges the two pieces of hard wire.:lol: Hours of entertainment until you run out of squirrels. :mischeif:
I have...had some good laughs for a day till they figured out another alternative! I have 8" diameter plastic pipe covering my pole that works perfectly!Anyone try that slinky over the pole trick? I was wondering how long it would deter them.
I use a 5' piece of 6" PVC. They can't grip it and slide down.I have...had some good laughs for a day till they figured out another alternative! I have 8" diameter plastic pipe covering my pole that works perfectly!
They only get to my feeders once in awhile by jumping from elevation!
Anyone who allows their pet to kill wildlife like this, is a walking, talking, turd.About four years ago, I was able to remove all of my squirrel baffles from both the conventional feeders as well as the thistle feeders.
My avatar solved the problem...he caught 16 in 2017, and yesterday he nailed his 18th bushytail of 2018, and constantly looking for more. It's fun to watch him progress to just being a "bull-rush-out-the-door-run-'em-down" demon to actually waiting quietly under a treed squirrel (for as long as 15 minutes, if temps allow) until the victim thinks the coast is clear.
He hasn't perfected the stalk yet, but he's working on it thanks to lessons learned from Sophie, our West Highland White Terrier, who just loves to sneak up on them, but doesn't share Max's blood lust.
The foxes, owls, hawks, and other predators in the neighborhood appreciate Max's vigor, and I have enough squirrel tails for fly tying to last me 20 lifetimes.