Sunday, May 17, 2009

Log Cabin Tip

Want to know how to keep a chipmunk off the bird feeder? Bribe him!

24 comments:

Jane In The Jungle said...

Girl how do you do it!!! It looks like you are right in his/her face!!! I love chipmunks BTW!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Doesn't work for me!!!! We have a yard full of chipmunks --and cannot keep them away from the feeders. Drives me crazy!!!! Those cute little guys are HORRIBLE in our yard (building tunnels, etc. etc.etc.)...

They are worse this year than ever before. I don't know why--but you know how they multiply.

Hugs,
Betsy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL!!!!!!!! That is the greatest picture and post. I actually bought a squirrel feeder, thinking if I gave them their own food, they would leave the bird seed alone. Nope....they quickly ate theirs and then went to the bird feeder.

We eventually found a true squirrel proof feeder. And it worked against the squirrels. Unfortunately, it wasn't "bear" proof.
Hugs,
Penny

Jen said...

Oh he is so CUTE! You can send him to me.

Cedar ... said...

I can't figure it out ... I detest the red squirrels theiving in the bird feeders,... but just love the chippys! Guess they have cuteness going for them!

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

He is so stinkin' cute! Great picture!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ha Ha!! Too funny. I imagine you have lots of 'deals' going on with nature around there!!!
He is so cute. I want ONE!!!

April said...

How in the world did you manage to capture that shot? I'm totally flabergasted! So sweet!

Madison said...

Thanks for the tip. Maybe it will work for chipmunks trying to steal your food on picnics! That happens a lot. Thanks for following me I was so excited to see my 9th follower!!!

Love, Madison

HBFG said...

I just love chippies! Thanks for this photo!

Denise said...

How cute!

XXDenise

The Retired One said...

Funny post! But those little buggers are invading my bird feeders constantly! ha
here, we seem to have less than last year...but knowing my luck, they are probably honeymooning in their nests as I speak. ha

George said...

Northern chipmunks must be more considerate than southern chipmunks -- ours take the bribes and steal the bird food anyway!

Constance said...

We have a squirrel, Charlie named him "NUTZ", that loves our bird feeder. I have tried giving him his own feeder, corn cobs and so on but he ain't interested! Instead, you hear him drop down on the roof from one of the pine trees, run down the length of the house and literally cannonball himself onto the feeder. yup, you guessed it, he busted it over the weekend! Today, a new feeder is on the shopping list. I need to look for a sturdier kind, not plastic, one that can withstand the propelling antics of a squirrel named "NUTZ"!
Connie

Just a little something from Judy said...

So that is how you do it!! My mother has been trying to keep squirrels off of her bird feeder for years, and I bet she never thought to try bribing. I will tell her your secret. Great photo!!

Jessica said...

Look at his precious little paws grabbing that peanut. Cute photo!

74WIXYgrad said...

He wants to know when the main course is coming.

grammy said...

Cute little picture. When my son was four he was always trying to catch a chipmunk. I told him it was not possible. Darn if he didn't say "Look at my Chipmunk." I turned around and there was a tiny one on his hand. When I convinsed him to put it down, it kept following us up the trail. We had to run to get away from it (o:

This Country Girl said...

He's so cute, Shelley! Yep, he looks like the type to be bribed...he has a little mischief it that cute little face! I guess that cuteness doesn't make up for stealing from the birds though, does it? Great photo!

Tammy

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Sweet looking little fur ball! they have a way with food!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

He's so cute...love his feet/paws:)
Rondell

Catherine Holman said...

He's so cute! I'd just make him his own little feeder. Great shot!
Hugs,
Cathie

Goat Creek Grandma said...

That is a great picture Shelley! I wish my camera would take pictures that were half as good.

Debbie

Leedra said...

Did it work? Or was it just temp?

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