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  •  My dad spent many years working on (1+ / 0-)
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    Khun David

    squirrel proof bird feeder designs. The last was similar to this. He thought he had defeated them. Jumping on the structure next to the feeders immediately put them on the ground.

    Then, they figured it out. Two squirrels jumped from either side, both landed on the parts that usually dumped them on the ground at the same time. They stayed put and were able to raid the feeders.

    I think Dad, having a PhD in physical chemistry (lots of physics), was a tad humiliated being outsmarted by a pair of squirrels. :)  :)

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:17:07 AM PST

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    •  We should stop with the (2+ / 0-)
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      squirrel stoppers; it just helps them evolve new behaviors, they become more intelligent, and they will only teach their kits.  Sciurus carolinensis will only become an unstoppable threat.

      Let them eat from the bird feeders; they will remain fat, lazy and dumb.

      It's about time I changed my signature.

      by Khun David on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:22:31 PM PST

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