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Wacky Wildlife Windowpane Wednesday

As I’ve mentioned before, Motor Man and I enjoy feeding the birds. And that often means that we’re feeding the squirrels, too.

We took this through our kitchen window one day last month; I think photo credit goes to Motor Man for this one.

I happened across an online video showing how one woman out-tricked the squirrels and prevented them from accessing her bird feeders. She attached a Slinky to the top of the shepherd’s hook.

So last week I thought I’d give it a try. I noticed the next day that the shepherd’s hook had been knocked over, and I checked the Ring camera footage. Watch the lower left hand corner of the screen at the beginning of the video.  The squirrel uses a garden hose reel for his launch pad.

So I suppose now, in addition to feeding the squirrels, we’re also providing them with an exercise program.

~These Days Of Mine~