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Hope this stops him

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Clark, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    I know that raccoons are smart critters, but I'm going to try and out smart him. The squirrels do not get around the baffle that I had on the pole, but somehow the raccoon has no problem. So I did a modification to the baffle, some spikes to throw some unpleasantries into his adventure maneuvering around the baffle.
    feeder11.JPG feeder21.JPG
     
  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Shiiiiiit.

    Say bye-bye spikes.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would have gone straight for the razor wire.
     
  4. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Scares me just looking at it, need to rent a dog from Dale, end your problems.
     
  5. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    why not set out a Coon bowl and save yourself all the effort ?

    on the other hand to quote MJ " Shiiiiiit "
     
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    good we can cook "polenta e usei" :D
     
  7. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    Hey Clark, now you've put all those nasty spicky dodaflatchies on that contraption, do you think maybe the squirrels are gunna have something to grab onto to get around it???:poke:
     
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    Clark, you're not taking any chances are you?

    "maybe the squirrels are gunna have something to grab onto to get around "

    A raccon impaled on the doodaflachies?
     
  9. Mary Jane

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    So....did you awaken to bloody spikes this morning or are the feeders empty again?
     
  10. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    No bloody spikes and seed is still in the feeder. However, the raccoon usually shows up during the day.
     
  11. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    The only "daytime" raccoons I've ever seen were rabid.
     
  12. Dale

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    Huh. A bird feeder with bling. You don't see that every day.
     
  13. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Only in Florida. Or possibly only in Clark's yard in Florida. He certainly has flair!
     
  14. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Yeah. Mine has paint on it. I thought that was pretty fancy.
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    It has a copper roof. You should see the birds it attracts.
     
  16. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    They didn't have a camo model?
     
  17. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i looked it up once because MJ commented about a big ass coon in her yard during the day - coons are awake and eating during the day if the food is there and they are hungry, so for Clark to see it during the day is "normal".

    are the spikey things razor sharp top to bottom along the edges and tips ?
     
  18. Mary Jane

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    Hey y'all....the bling is made of plastic.

    Shiiiiit.
     
  19. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    But very sharp plastic.
     
  20. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i have gotten a "plastic" cut on that crap packaging they seal electronics and stuff inside & IT HURTS , so i bet the squirrels and coons will only try it out once.