I have these hungry squirrels that steal food from my bird feeders. And they are getting fat on the fruit/nut/millet/and sunflower seeds.
My gardener Todd had covered the pole with an acrylic polycarbonate tube, which we thought was long enough to deter these varmints from getting into the feed. For about two years, I was very pleased, and they didn’t bother the small birds. Now mind you, these squirrels had their own food. Every day or the other, I would put out cobs and cakes for them and they would inhale them. But they wanted the bird seeds. I had special formula of birdseeds and it is really good. I think these critters thought, ‘well, I want a share of that too!’ Greedy rascals!
Todd is bringing a longer tube, so that they cannot jump up to the end of that tube and do acrobatics to reach the bird feeder! I can’t wait to spoil their plan! My poor birds. I should get my BB gun out and aim at them! Case in point— feast your eyes on this picture!