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Slinky June 8, 2012

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Laura says that to keep the squirrels off her bird feeder, she’s installed a Slinky, wrapping the length of it down the pole (a time-consuming endeavor). Whether it works or not, it sounds like fun. Slinky. Last night we walked up the hill to take a look. For a couple of days, it worked, she says. Now the Slinky is stretched out from the trying, and one squirrel has gotten up. The chipmunks, of course, run through the coils, as if it’s merely the Habitrail or play tunnel to a happy meal.


1. laurie - June 9, 2012

i can just see a squirrel climbing a slinky. what about cooking oil?

2. Mali - June 12, 2012

“play tunnel to a happy meal” – damn, you’re good! (I did have to google Habitrail though.)

3. Helen - June 13, 2012

I’m sure the squirrels would master the oiled slinky as well. It would sort of be like the grease pole event during Frosh week here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2gZO1cK68o

indigo bunting - June 13, 2012

Where there’s a will…

4. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - June 15, 2012

Wouldn’t we be disappointed if one day the squirrels started leaving our bird feeders alone?

5. indigo bunting - June 15, 2012

I actually don’t mind the squirrels at my feeder—with the possible exception of how much more I have to spend in bird seed.

6. bridgett - June 20, 2012

Nyjer. I feed the little birds Nyjer and the big birds safflower and the tomatoes are in a cage. They shake their tiny fists at me.

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