Behold the best “squirrel resistant” bird feeder I have ever purchased. Note the locking metal cap. Pay close attention to the sturdy cage surrounding the seed tube. Notice also that it is hanging sideways and it is EMPTY. I think it resisted our clever seed thief for all of five minutes!
First she learned how to take the lid off and stuff her tiny body inside the feeder. But I think eating like that made her dizzy.
Next, she figured out that she could hang upside down on the handy wire cage and stick her paws into the holes to rake out some seed.
Then she discovered that she could swing the whole feeder back and forth and the seed would fall out.
But THIS…this is the best move yet. Somehow she hooked the cage surrounding the feeder back onto its tree wire, where it stayed until I spent five minutes getting it back down! And of course all of the seed went to the ground to make dining so much easier!
I should have expected this. She is the same squirrel that opened a suet cage I had carefully wired shut! I took two “twist ties” and attached them to the little hinged bottom of the cage to make sure the suet would stay inside. She not only untied them, but left them hanging on the cage!! I stared in awe at those hanging twist ties for ten minutes! lol Too smart for me!
So now we have a deal. She eats what she wants, and I get to take her picture. Yesterday she let me get within six feet of her. As long as she has teeth and nails that’s about as close as I want to get.
Does that look like a smirk on her face?