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Thread: Henrietta squirrel

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    We have a great time trying outfox the squirrels in our yard. DH raised the guard on the bird feeder so they can't jump up and climb the metal pole. If you can afford it, get some cracked corn and feed them, and they will lose their appetite for your flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    I planted bulbs with chicken wire protecting them (top, bottom, sides). That worked pretty well.
    really good advice :thumbup: & it works for me too.

    I don't use a bird feeder any more. I put plants in my gardens that feed them. Most states have websites that suggest plants & bushes that the birds in our regions depend on for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Make a squirrel voo doo stuffed animal and stick pins in it everytime you look at your lilies. I have been able to put mine in their place after them raiding the bird feeders. Now the little buggers get nothiing unless a bird drops a seed, which is rarely.
    Although they can't get at our bird feeder, they jump and make it rock causing some seen to spill on the ground. It is actually funny to watch.

    Wasn't so funny when they are the lead pipe vents in the roof. Had to have them fixed and a cage put over the pipes to prevent damage in the future. No wonder they are so crazy.

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    I hate the bunnies, too. They keep eating my plants. They ate all the marigolds around my garden, put there to keep them out. Help!!!! Before I go on a bunny hunt.

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    I have inventive squirrels - they hang upside down and get into the bird feeders. Sometimes they accidently get hit by at 17g shell and hawks cart them off.
    The best yet was a young deer (white tail) when had his up eating seed from the bird feeders even tho DH had spread out some corn for him

    We put a plastic owl out and movehim daily around the flowers - and no more animals eating my plants !

    Wild life abounds here - turkey and their chicks as well - but the hawk and vultures keep the nasties (rats, mice and snakes) curtailed and clean up the the other rodent messes (squirrels)
    Mother nature at her best !

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradosky
    We invested in a squirrel guard for our bird feeder. It looks like a funnel with the large side toward the ground. It worked beautifully for about a year and then along came a gray that could jump over the guard and land against the wooden pole and up he went. It's been all downhill since. Should have invested in a metal pole! Now every year, after the babies come out, we trap all the squirrels we can, one by one, and take them across the river and let them out. It is time to do it again.
    Wrap your wooden pole with aluminum flashing like they use in roof valleys. Works good. We have a lot of squirrels, but we have walnut trees and DH feeds them corn. We have enough cats in the neighborhood that keep the population in control.

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    When you move into the animals domain, you have to expect them to come and visit. You might not like them having their dinner at your expense but they were there first and you are the intruder.
    We had a plastic lifesize cat we put in our strawberry patch and the garden and moved it,looked just like our real one so that helped, I liked the use of the owl. A good idea.

    Carol J.

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