Cara Dunn’s parents sought solace in observing the wildlife in their backyard. The birds held a special place among the various creatures that frequented their yard.
To enhance their bird-watching experience, Dunn’s dad set up a bird feeder. However, he soon discovered that the crafty squirrels were also raiding the feeder.
Determined to outsmart the squirrels, he devised a clever plan.
Initially, the bird feeder was placed on a pole in the middle of the yard, seemingly out of reach for the squirrels.
But they proved to be more agile than anticipated. Unfazed, Dunn’s dad embarked on a creative endeavor, spending thirty minutes strategically securing a rope around the tallest part of a nearby tree. He believed the squirrels would be unable to access the feeder any longer, confident that he had finally outsmarted them.
“He originally had the bird feeder on a pole in the middle of the yard, but the squirrels would climb up and eat it all, leaving him with some angry birds,” Dunn shared. “So he decided to get innovative and spent 30 minutes getting a rope around the tallest part of the tree, where he thought the squirrels wouldn’t be able to reach any longer. He was satisfied, thinking he outsmarted them for once!”
Expecting victory, Dunn’s dad eagerly awaited the results. To his astonishment, the squirrels devised a new strategy. They began leaping from the tree onto the feeder, defying all expectations. It was a sight that left him incredulous.
“Shortly after, he began noticing that squirrels were still jumping on the feeder that was quite a ways from the tree.”
Determined to validate his claims, he patiently waited for the opportune moment to capture the spectacle on camera. Finally, his patience paid off, and he shared the footage with their family, eliciting fits of laughter.
“He kept waiting to see if he could get it on camera because we didn’t believe him, and he finally did! He sent it to our family, and we laughed so hard.”
Watch the squirrels in action here:
Despite his best efforts, Dunn’s dad’s plan failed to deter the squirrels from bird food.
The resilient rodents displayed unwavering determination, leaping across extraordinary distances to satiate their appetites.
Ultimately, it became clear that the squirrels had earned their reward. Their ingenuity and persistence proved too formidable for the well-intentioned defense.
Kudos to the resourceful squirrels for their unwavering commitment to a good meal.