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Stupid Squirrels

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lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
These fat fuzzy shits keep climbing up our bird feeders and breaking them, chewing them and making the whole feeders fall down and scatter bird food everywhere like confetti. My step dad (for some reason) thought it would be better to get these little bags that finches usually feed off of. Well the squirrels were like OH COOL and chewed the fuck out of at least 15 of them now.

We've done a variety of things to keep them away. Nothing seems to be working. :stare: (And no, we don't shoot the bastards) But geeze. Let the birds eat and enjoy their food and go find your own.

They also sit on these little branches and nooks in the tree's around our house and stare into the windows. It's creepy and makes me very uncomfortable. WE JUST WANT TO FEED THE BIRDS. IS THAT TOO MUCH?!

Bonus Complaint - I read Twist and Shout (a destiel fanfic) for the first time last night. I can't stop crying :stare:
Bonus Complaint 2 - I don't want to go back to college next monday.

Anti-Complaint - My best friend isn't going back to his university for at least 2 semesters, so no more painful goodbyes for awhile! :la:
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:iconliliaceaetigrinum:
LiliaceaeTigrinum Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I love squirrels! I'd put feeders out just for the squirrels! They're so funny to watch. But if they're plotting to overrun your house I suppose I would be upset too. :P
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If your feeder is on a pole, grease it up with shortening. Getting a squirrel baffle for it might help too.
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Ha, I'd love to see a squirrel try and climb that. :XD: Thanks for the idea.
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:iconsabhira:
Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's hilarious, trust me. And since it doesn't smell good, they don't lick it off.
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Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't hate!
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Land-Shark17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Birds are just as scary, though.
I was once walking through a church parking lot and there was this pigeon I was heading for. Suddenly out of nowhere, this whole flock comes up and crowds around it, staring straight at me. Pretty much daring me to come closer.
...I decided to go around them. :saddummy:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Birds are pretty scary. :stare:

You are a brave soul. I applaud your escape tactics. :iconclappingplz:
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Land-Shark17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :icontardhugplz:
I applaud your applause. :iconclappingplz:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
How kind of you! :bow:
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Hybrid-Captor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like squirrels are trying to get me or something... A squirrel almost jumped on my face, another was following me home, and one ran right in front of my bike while it was moving... I'm scared of squirrels now x3
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are your birdfeeders hanging down or on a pole/stand
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Both.
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well for the one on the pole try putting something like this [link] or this [link] , my grandma has one on hers and squirrels can't get near it. For the hanging ones you gotta get one like this [link] or this [link]
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Ooh, thanks for the suggestions! :meow:
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome^^ I don't know how well the hanging ones work but the pole ones absolutely do, at least the cone one, that's the one my grandma has, and that particular one is older than me, just don't let them get rusty, cause then it's gritty enough for them to climb it.
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cake-fiend Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried a squirrel baffle?
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In theory we have stuff to feed birds, but we're too lazy/forget/either of the above. :dummy:
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:iconsvataben:
Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd rather see squirrels than birds. They're so cute!
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
They are cute, but I hate them. :stare:
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GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Squirrels are evil... that's why I have dogs!

But anyway, there should be some sort of pepper powder you can mix into your birdseed to make it distasteful to the squirrels. The problem is you have to be careful when mixing it. You don't want pepper powder in your eyes for the same reason you don't want pepper juice in your eyes...
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:iconbohobella:
bohobella Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't understand why hippies who feed birds refuse to feed squirrels.

Bonus complaint 1: I am sad this is not about the godawful Beatles jukebox musical of the same name.
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Squirrels are cute O:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It's not that we refuse to feed the squirrels, we just don't wan them eating from the bird feeders. :XD: They're free to eat the obnoxious amounts of feed we supply on the ground in our yards.
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:iconhametsunocharge:
HametsuNoCharge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe they're jealous that the birds get special feeders?
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Perhaps.
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kawaii-cookies Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
my friend was attacked by a squirrel this morning :lol:
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Melonjuice23 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
We had squirrels climbing over our bird table for ages, they kept disturbing the birds. So we fired them with a water gun - when they got used to that, we put soap in the water.
After a while they still didn't go, so we planted a smallish Berberis bush/plant by the bird table. They can't get up to the table now, but the birds still can! (: Hope this helps!
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Good idea, thanks!! :dummy:
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:iconmelonjuice23:
Melonjuice23 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
That's ok! :D
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Leave the squirrels alone you land stealing monster :noes:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
They started it! :ohnoes:
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Nope, they are just doing what their lord and master Foamy expects of them :dummy:
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:iconzodiacgal:
zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gee, sorry about the bird feeders.

ANYWAY YOU LIKE SUPERNATURAL!? :dummy:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It's cool.

YES SO MUCH. :dummy:
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:iconzodiacgal:
zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMFG YAY! I JUST STARTED GETTING INTO IT! :dummy:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
OMG ITS JUST.. AHH. Isn't it awesome?! :D

Just for reference, if you ever decide to read Twist and Shout.. don't. It's not worth the pain.. :iconohgodwhyplz:
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Got it, I shall stay away from it!

But yes, Supernatural is just- adgihalk
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290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
We have squirrels all over my college campus. It's funny watching the kids that are occasionally on campus (either with the college daycare thing or just there because) chase them. :lol:
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not so funny when it's the college kids that have lived on campus for the past 2-3 years :stare:
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah...that gets a bit ridiculous.

Though a couple years ago, the campus print shop made a shirt design to show our love for the squirrels. :lol:
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Our print shop is worthless :paranoid:
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Scaring squirrels is really really fun.. :XD: Especially when you have a bull horn handy. :eyes:
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:iconmikepav:
mikepav Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
i don't understand why people put up bird feed. the only thing i can see them contributing to is having bird shit all over your patio deck.

birds will nest nearby and eat bugs either way.  putting up feeders just makes them lazy.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I do remember my nan's previous house had a nice big backyard with a bird-bath that we let dry up and filled with seed instead to turn it into a feeder. It was really cool seeing what was sometimes a dozen rainbow lorikeets gathering around it - but bird shit all over the fence and patio wasn't a pretty sight :no:
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TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never understood it either.

We have a berry tree in the front yard and every spring all we get are Robins that eat the berries off of it. But then again, half of the tree collapsed during the first snow of the season, so we don't know it'll produce berries again.
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bohobella Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's what my father always said, that and "the squirrels will eat it" was the other argument. I think that is a silly argument, if I'm going to feed birds I'll feed squirrels too, I'm not squirrel-ist.
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mikepav Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
i'm ok with that. but he OP clearly isn't. so fuck them.

i also like the other reason for it. it's not to feed the birds who eat the seeds, but to feed the birds who eat the birds who eat the seeds.
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:iconbohobella:
bohobella Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwwh I'm not familiar with any local birds that are that badass.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
Feeding birds is a great way to support local predators like Cooper's hawks that have a bit of a tough time of it in this modern era. Give them a nice buffet of fat lazy birds to eat. And you can teach the kids about the sudden, unpredictable nature of death!
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mikepav Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
i really like this answer.
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