The enemy…

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  1. jennywren says:

    LOL…..stupid squirrels. Perhaps, this would be a good time to have a strategically placed “donate” button. I know they’re eating you out of house and home. It is so enjoyable to watch your birdfeeder. Thanks for providing us with that viewing pleasure.

    <font color=”#ff0000″><b>[GREAT IDEA!]</b></font>

  2. Father, on my RV trip across the country I have been snapping pictures of squirrels. They are EVERYwhere. Beware.

  3. Gloria says:

    Wait until he comes right up to your sliding glass door and thump, thump, thumps his little paw on it to let you know that the feeder is empty. Right behind him on the deck railing will be a big blue jay, squawking like mad to back him up! Talk about cheeky!

  4. John6:54 says:

    Maybe you can get a squirrel feeder, why do the bird get a free lunch?

  5. Fr. Christensen says:

    At my feeder it’s not the squirrels that are the problem it’s those cursed blackbirds.

  6. Megan says:

    LOL! Great one. –But I confess: I have a squirrel feeder, and I use it.

  7. ssoldie says:

    I really can relate to this one (very funny)the squirrels and deer clean out all my feeders but one, and that one is hung high enough and far enough out on overhead eve.

  8. Larry says:

    I keep waiting for Father Z to grab a .22 and present to us a delectable recipe for squirrel with leeks, potato, fennel, and tarragon. Although, you will probably want a pressure cooker, squirrel tends to be rather……tough.

  9. Martin GomeZ says:

    I still think you should go with one of those squirrel proof feeders from Droll Yankees
    Then put a Z-CAM on that!
    My vote is for the Yankee Flipper

  10. Anne Gomes says:

    Fr Z, We are holding off the squirrel invasion with several weapons:
    Squirrel proof feeder from Droll Yankees (it works)
    I have a pellet gun which I am no longer allowed to shoot near the house (I keep putting holes in the screen porch)
    My husband has a BB gun (be careful not to put your eye out)
    The BEST squirrel proofer: 2 little rescue dogs who take invaders very personally.

    The last works best in combination with a doggie door.
    Grackles go away if you open and close the door. Banging on the window does not work.
    Cats don’t work, either, because they chase off the squirrels and eat the birds.
    Plus, All dogs go to heaven, but only some cats. St Augustine

    AnneG in NC

  11. Mary Jane says:

    My only attempt at a bird feeder turned out to be a squirrel buffet – and there was one that I thought would eat until he simply exploded. No bird ever got near it; the squirrels lived in the adjacent pine tree. I gave up. Squirrels’ revenge? Throwing half-eaten pine cones on my head when I walked by.

  12. Melody says:


    Where I used to live the sqirrels WERE the bird feeder! ^_^

    Here in Southern California we don’t get too many colorful songbirds other than the occasional robin or hummingbird. However, living on the foothills overlooking a lake, we would get many birds of prey sitting on our fence to look for dinner, including peregrine falcons (these were very common), golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, ospreys, kestrels, kites (I lived on “Kite Hill”), goshawks, California road runners, and once, a huge condor.

  13. Nancy Reyes says:


    We had the same problem when we lived in Oklahoma…but our feeder leaked and we ended up with a nice garden of millet and sunflowers below the feeder.
    Here in the Philippines, no squirrels in our neighborhood.

  14. Paul says:

    It may just be me, but the handwriting on the note looks eerily similar to that of my CAT!

    Just sayin’

  15. irishgirl says:

    Using a .22 to take out the squirrels-oh, man, when I read that I had to keep from LOL in the library!

    So Larry-is squirrel meat really that tough? I’d like to see Fr. Z make a recipe, too!

    Mary Jane-squirrels throw half-eaten pine cones at you? That’s serious OUCH!

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