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By Mark D. Roberts | Friday, May 22, 2009

If you’re a squirrel, it takes commitment to steal my bird seed.

Topics: Fun |

3 Responses to “Commitment!”

  1. Evan Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Ah, yes, Squirrelus Texicanus… I have gone many rounds with that critter. I hung my bird feeder on a coat hanger from a branch, only to find that squirrels can decscend on a coat hanger wire just fine. I installed a bird feeder that closes under the weight of the squirrel, so they hung upside down from the coat hanger and never put enough weight on it to close it. I put the Chili Pepper in the bird seed, only to find that Texas squirrels love hot, spicy food.

    It was the large plastic baffle, which looks like a ball cut in two, stationed just above the feeder, that did the trick. There are several million scratch marks on the baffle from generations of persistent rodents who can’t get a grip on the baffle and slide off. Many have tried multiple times before giving up.

    So at my place, the squirrels are gleaners underneath, but they don’t get to go through the buffet line. And as the Syro-Phoenician woman said to Jesus, even the cursed squirrels get the crumbs that drop from the bird feeder (just to add the Biblical connection to this post. :0 )

    Happy Memorial Day and God Bless America!

  2. J. Falconer Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Rev. Roberts, Thanks for the humorous photo & Evan’s fascinating detailed reply. I don’t think I could top a fictional Hawaii squirrel tale but California has many squirrels. Thanks for the lighthearted post and happy week-end & Holiday to everyone.

  3. John Key Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    The proper Christian approach is to put up a separate squirrel feeder with corn and sunflower seed, then fill your bird feeders with safflower seed–the furry friends don’t like it. That way everybody gets “fed”, topside or below.

    Now the white winged doves, that’s another story….


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