The battle in our backyard

We love our backyard here.  We get all sorts of critters.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI picked up a couple of bird feeders and sit back to enjoy.

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Trouble is, the squirrels like bird food, too.  They destroyed one of my feeders, and I had to repair another.  They even snapped the birdfeeder hook–how?? they must be very fat squirrels.

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ANSWER:

P1090712Mammals can sense capsicum, but birds can’t.  They sell pure capsicum at the pet store, but I figured this would be cheaper.

The birds don’t seem to mind!

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And neither, apparently, do the squirrels!  Ug! I’m at my wits’ end.  I wouldn’t mind feeding the squirrels if they didn’t empty my two remaining feeders in a matter of hours.  Poor little hungry birds.

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Ninja squirrel is angry the food is gone.

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I love spicy trail mix!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Well, at least the birds don’t mind eating what spills onto the ground.

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