Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The battle continues

We started out with a bird feeder that is supposed to close up when something heavy gets into it.  That didn't work so we added a baffle to it.  It stopped the squirrels but not the raccoons.

I tried a different style of baffle - nope.  I tried both baffles at one time.  No good.

Most recently I have added a 3" PVC pipe and they still got up there.  Someone said they can't dig into aluminum so I put on a 4" piece of that.  I was certain that would work until I saw them shimmying up the pole the other night.  Rats!

So tonight I've added a coating of vegetable oil to the aluminum barrier.  Now I just have to stay up late enough to see what happens.  I hope they come early so I can go to bed at a decent hour.

Long Life the Queen of the Pole Dancing


  1. I'm curious to see if your vegetable oil works. There is a feeder like yours where I work. It seems that most everything can get into it. What a fantastic photo of your raccoon. You're so fortunate that he will pose so nicely for you. Now I must try to get into "work" mode. You have a great day. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. Creative solutions, Queen Jester. I hope one of them finally works! But your photo is precious. That greedy, hungry raccoon looks so adorable.