Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Those #$J#^@&JG# Squirrels

Late fall/early winter, we bought a bird feeder for our deck.  We thought it would be nice to watch the birds, through the sliding glass doors, while sitting at our kitchen table.  People warned us about the squirrels.  They came.  First, they were entertaining.  I mean, positions like this warrant a culinary reward.  Now, months later, I want to shoot a rubber band right in this guys belly....or a little lower, ahem.
(and no, this Christmas bulb is no longer hanging on my deck)

The smarter ones cling to it like this...

THIS is the look and sound we were going for....
We've decided the joy of bird watching (and hearing our toddler squeal with joy whenever she sees a red cardinal) outweighs the negative side effect of having to fill the feeder about once every 5-7 days.  I have ideas of what *I* would like to do to the overpopulation of squirrels, but my humane, law abiding husband does not agree.  So, I decided we need a super soaker.  I know it will not solve the problem, but it sure would make me feel better than having nothing to thwart their plans than banging and stomping....which works for about 30 seconds.  Any advice?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

BB gun.

Scott G.

Mari said...

This is the feeder you need. I hear they really work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOqH-INPLq8

Dave and Jenni said...

Oh Lynn, not to laugh at your frustration, but those pictures are hilarious! I have no suggestions, but I bet you could have some fun with the super soaker!

ChrisandMissy said...

Chris used to have a bb gun. Want me to see if he can find it???

keenbliss said...

Ummm... I am not a bird fan... to say the least. So for the life of me I still can't figure out why someone would purposely draw them to their back yard! But I do have to admit, the super soaker sounds fun... although my targets might be a little different than yours!

Short Stop said...

Lauhing my booty off, girlfriend. Those pictures are freakin' hilarious. I can hear/feel your frustration and it makes this even funnier. OH MY WORD, I miss you.

I have no advice. We have 9 deer living in our yard, a whole boatload of moles, 3 black squirrels and various and assorted other creatures. I just figure we've invaded their space, so we're all just one big, happy family.

Wanna visit? :)

Short Stop said...

Umm...that would be *laughing*. Going to find coffee.

krista said...

My brothers and I made some pretty formidable rubber band guns "back in the day". We used those big, thick rubber bands too. Double barrel rifle, pistol, you name it--we made it. (Almost to the degree of being backslidin' Mennonites! HA HA)

Jen said...

I had those rubber band guns, too! No advice to offer - we have lots of squirrels, but without bird feeders or food. They just naturally find us!

Just Mom said...

No advice. Just a request for you to take more photos because these are funny. LOL.

LifeAtTheCircus said...

we too feed the squirrels more than the birds.. while they aren't as pretty and they don't sing as nice, I gotta say they are a whole lot more entertaining to watch at the feeder!

Kristen said...

oh no help with the squirrel problem.... bummer!

Anonymous said...

Forget the BB gun. This looks like a lot more fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KdSJq9M_EU

Scott G.