So I went crazy. I immediately got on google and researched how to keep squirrels out of your bird feeder. Short of a .22 the answers were simple, you have two options, one being cayenne pepper spread around the area and in the bird seed the second one being actually put some thought and money into a GOOD bird feeder, probably not one from the Dollar tree or Walmart, that has a plastic dome meant for keeping these horrid creatures out. To be truthful there were actually three solutions but the third involved actually feeding the gray rats and I was not interested at all in that so I omitted it as a option.
Today I tried to get Dov to leave his .22 for me but seeing how the cayenne pepper worked out he said no. So now I just get to sit back and watch the squirrels eat the last of my bird seed and it is infuriating me to no end. If anyone has some good ways to keep squirrels out of your feeders and or yard in general I want and need to hear them. Please. They are winning. Needless to say I think I might be all done with the wild birds because as of yesterday we are officially backyard farmers with our own Rhode Island Red baby chicks that should be arriving any day. Give me strength because if I react this way to coyotes stalking my chickens I don't think I will fair very well...lets just hope cayenne pepper isn't the solution for them as well.
|My sad little empty bird feeder. It wasn't enough for them to just devour the bird seed they had to screw up my mulch in the process. Evil creatures I tell ya EVIL!|
** Sorry for the strong language in this post but I am truly heated. Oh and I wouldn't really shoot the squirrels...that is what my husband is for**