When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I’ll know I’m growing old.
-Lady Bird Johnson
Last week, I posted about the challenge of keeping the squirrels off the bird feeder. I pulled it into the center of the deck, and watched as they climbed the pole. So, I took the soap dispenser out there and liberally coated the pole with dish soap. This resulted in some hilarious antics, and I’m sad to say that I did not get any pictures, as we had company, and I couldn’t stand at the window and ignore the guests. Not only the squirrels, but the birds found the pole too slippery and slidey to hold on to, and animal cirque du soleil was born.
The next day however, the soap dried, and the squirrels were at it again. I’ve been to busy to do anything except give it a casual glance however, noting only that the bird seed feeder with the sunflower seed feed is almost empty.
Last night it snowed, and the birds flocked to the feeders this morning for a hearty breakfast. No squirrels to be seen, I guess they didn’t want to track snow back to their hideaways.
Animal Cirque Du Soleil!!! So funny
an animal cirque du soleil and the ring master is sans her camera! 🙂 loved the pics, Arnel.
Can’t remember if I responded to this. Thanks! It was fun watching all the chaos.
Lovely post..lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I won’t want to miss yours from now on.
Thank you! I liked yours as well!
You clever girl . . . soap on the birdfeeder pole.
Yeah, next time it’s oil, so it won’t dry up!
Or tar so they get stuck!
Ewww! Then I’m STUCK with them, lol. Pun intended!
Beautiful Arnel! They must be so grateful for your generosity in this harsh weather 🙂
Thanks Madhu. I just wish the squirrels weren’t so greedy!
Well, my favorite weapon is Vaseline. Buy the huge jar at any warehouse store…it works 🙂
on raccoons, too.
Oooooh! Hadn’t thought of that. Excellent idea!
So cute! I’m still catching up on your previous posts too!
Your sweet Deniz! Thanks!
The soap was I thought a great idea…too bad it didn’t work out..Diane
Another blogger suggested vaseline. That’s next… 🙂
I’ll remember that …my son has a problem at his cottage…same thing with the squirrels…Diane
The thought of the birds/squirrels slipping going for the food is funny.
Terrific photos, and I love the quote! I had the worst problem with squirrels and chipmunks, and I finally started using pepper sprayed bird seed! Birds love it–rodents stay away. HA!
Great idea! Where do you get it?
I first got it at a wild bird store–the owner suggested it as a solution. That store moved, but I found it again at our neighborhood Ace hardware store! It’s expensive, so I usually get it when I have an Ace cupon. And now, I won’t go back to regular birdseed–it attracted too many problems!
THanks, if I haven’t responded already! I think I missed this!
Birds are so cute to watch!
They are interesting critters and very entertaining.