Saturday, January 12, 2019

That Didn't Work

I took this pic at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the Veterans Centre garden. They have installed these funnels on all of the poles holding the bird feeders to try to stop the squirrels from eating all of the bird seed. As you can see, it doesn't always work. This squirrel jumped up onto the bird bath that you can see a bit of in the left background and then leaped over to the pole above the funnel and then could reach the bird feeder while hanging onto the pole with a back foot.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

24 comments:

Lea said...

They are enterprising creatures!

Sharon Anck said...

You have to admire their resourcefulness.

William Kendall said...

They see a problem, they put some thought to it, and they solve the problem. Very clever!

Karl Demetz said...

Very clever :)

Taken For Granted said...

I made cones like that for my bird feeder and the secret was mounting it loose at the top so it would just become vertical if the squirrel put their weight on it. Squirrels are fun to watch trying to figure out how to reach bird feeders, and they are often successful.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Gorgeous black squirrel! Squirrels find bird food! We bought a squirrel feeder, but they still can't use it. We have a bird food frame framed by an iron mesh. The birds get through, but the squirrels don't. Have a nice weekend

Cloudia said...

Action Jackson!!! Gotta love it even when exasperated ;)

jennyfreckles said...

Very determined!

Trini Altea said...

Preciosa toma

Tom said...

...what does work?

bill burke said...

You can't fool a highly educated squirrel. :)

Susan Kane said...

Clever creatures!

Catalyst said...

AND he's wearing his black disguise so as not to be tracked down!

Kay said...

What a little rascal!

Anu said...

Squirrels are so clever.

Linda said...

Hee hee! It takes more than that to stop a squirrel!

s.c said...

You have really squirrels in all colors. Never seen a black one before.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh they are clever where food is concerned, well captured Pat 😊

Jenn Jilks said...

So far my squirrel baffles work. Unfortunately, there is a tree right beside my feeder!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

GreenComotion said...

LOL Nice capture!

I love them all, but they do make one's spend on birdseed go up. I have a battery operated feeder, that shakes the squirrels off, if they try to climb / perch on it. The birds love it.
The squirrels timed the battery's depletion rate and while I was recharging the battery, chewed the cable that was holding the feeder on the Shepherd's hook, dropped it about 20' and gorged themselves on the tasty seeds. The feeder still works well, but has a dent in the lid.

Happy Day to you, Pat!
Peace :)

Sami said...

Very clever :) Had to laugh at this.

Laura. M said...

Haciendo equilibrios llegó a la comida😂

Karen S. said...

By hook or crook they will fight to the end even if just for one peanut!

eileeninmd said...

LOL, nothing will stop a hungry squirrel. They always find a way.
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