Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bastard Squirrel

This week has seen me feeling like this:


Not because I have been busy with paid work (as OH is wont to remind me), but due to my on-going battle with Bastard Squirrel.

akin to a possum, complete with
tail-hanging acrobatics

Whilst I can appreciate the inventiveness of a rodent who manages to overcome string, wire and chains - all construed to prevent it from depleting the nuts from 'squirrel-proof' bird feeders (hah! squirrel-proof my arse) - I have really had enough.

I have now resorted to my second-last option:

Lashings of it. Thick-as-it-comes, super slippery, water-and-weather proof. All up and down the chains (heavy enough on their own, not that this deterred Bastard Squirrel from devising a method akin to pulling water from a well to reach his booty).

Let's see how long this lasts as a deterrent.*

Last option will follow. It looks like this:

Target practice.
Something else to keep me entertained.

* I give it thirty-six hours


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