While I was putting away my purchases, I fantasized about ways I could rid myself of the little beast. Hmmmmm. I could shoot him with a pellet gun........Nope, I could never do that because it's cruel, and I don't own a pellet gun.......I could trap him and bring him to my mothers ............I couldn't do that either because my mother would kill me and he would be away from his family and would probably die of hunger and loneliness.........You see, I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Squiggy (that's my name for him). A therapist would have a field day with this since I consider him my torturer, but he is rather cute when he wants to be.
It's no use, Squiggy is here to stay. I could try all kinds of things but he would still figure it out. I have yet to meet a birder who has developed a way to prevent squirrels from at least occasionally raiding their feeders. If there were such an individual than they would be rich selling their proven success tips on DVD's during late night infomericals. As we all know, squirrels are smart little varmints and can usually tackle any obstacle if they are determined enough to do so. In fact, squirrels are so good at overcoming obstacles that I bet they could solve many of the things we humans still have yet to figure out like stopping global warming, fixing the economy and teaching men to put the toilet seat down after use, if we could only tap into their peanut sized brains.
I guess all I can do is continue to feed the squirrels separately and perhaps increase their food intake some. I am new to bird feeding so I don't know if this is true or not, but from what I hear squirrels are not as bad in the winter because they don't like to be out foraging in the cold and snow. Somebody please tell me this is true. I don't mind feeding him and his family, but I would appreciate it if he would eat in the squirrel/blue jay/occasional crow feeding area vs. the small to medium sized songbird area. I even made him a peanut butter bagel Sunday morning and this is the thanks I get.
I give up.