"Squirrels....

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Living alongside "Offwell" woods, we are plagued with Tree Rats (Squirrels) ... :Angry:

Bought and tried all sorts of, supposedly squirrel proof bird feeders, but even the double caged ones the little pest`s can get in and rip the innermesh to bits.. :cry:

So what I have tried "AND IT WORKS" .. :thumb:

Got a length approx 1 mtr mild steel rod, and bent one end to go round a branch and tother end a little hook type bend to hang the bird feeder on..

A foot above the feeder I have put a rubber washer on,,, then got the plastic lid off a 5 ltr paint drum and made a hole in the centre and then another thick rubber washer to keep it rigid`ish....

Hung it from a tree out of jumping distance of the squirrel`s ..

And it works.. :thumb: the squirrels climb down the steel rod, step on the plastic lid which tips and they have given up... :Cool::thumb:::bigsmile:
 

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Spoilsport :ROFLMAO:

Squirrels gotta eat as well you know :thumb:

Dont mind them nicking a few nut`s etc.. but it`s the damage they do that gets me... :Angry:

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Hi Mo,

Do you think that would work for wood pigeons, ?we are plagued with them and they take a lot of the bird food, even from the feeders, they are not daft. A part from shooting them, any ideas please?.

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Hi Mo,

Do you think that would work for wood pigeons, ?we are plagued with them and they take a lot of the bird food, even from the feeders, they are not daft. A part from shooting them, any ideas please?.

A "Big"... pussie... :winky::ROFLMAO::thumb:
 
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Hi Mo,

Do you think that would work for wood pigeons, ?we are plagued with them and they take a lot of the bird food, even from the feeders, they are not daft. A part from shooting them, any ideas please?.

This is our answer to wood pigeons, a bit of stock fence wire around the table lets through all birds up to the size of Doves , Blackbirds etc but not pigeons, not pretty but effective :thumb:

BTW , nice one Mo, also keeps the birds dry when it's raining :thumb:
 

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Nice one Mo, we too are plagued with the little greedy b#stards, my wife found out from somewhere that each squirrel can take up to 2.5kg of food I say take because they eat some and bury the fest anywhere they can. We decided to stop feeding the bids because of them, but now Iwill make one of these and give it a go. It;s a shame the little birdies are missing out because of these animal dustbins!
Cheers, Dave:thumb:
 

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Albino squirrel found lurking in my brothers garden, but no match for his dog Archie:winky: RIP squirrel.

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Joy, my niece felt the same so she gave the squirrel a good send off.:thumb: burial and a praher:RollEyes:
 
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