Not this time, buddy.
None of us are fans of our feeders being terrorized by squirrels; whether it's our deer feed or bird feed, these little critters just won't quit. We've been on the hunt for a bird feeder solution, and thanks to this .gif, we think we've found it.
We could watch that for hours! The bird feeder looks to be a Droll Yankees Yankee Flipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. This is state-of-the-art anti-squirrel technology, folks. From their website:
The Yankee Flipper is the definitive squirrel proof bird feeder. Birds love to eat from it, but grey squirrels are prevented from eating from it in a way that will make you smile. The weight activated feeding perch is calibrated to react to a squirrel's weight. When a squirrel steps on the perch, a connection is made with a motor that makes the perch spin, and the squirrel is flipped off the feeder.
The metal cap prevents squirrels from reaching seed from the feeder top. An internal baffle design keeps seed flowing freely to the ports. The clear feeder reservoir is made of UV stabilized polycarbonate for long lasting durability without yellowing. The cap and feeder base are green powder coated metal. The motor and batteries are encased to protect them from moisture.
Easily turn the feeder on and off with the knob on the battery pack. Hang the Flipper from its looped stainless steel wire for secure hanging and to reduce motion. The unit comes equipped with rechargeable battery unit and a battery charger. The feeder carries a Lifetime Warranty. The warranty on the motor and battery unit is limited. Made in USA.
Who knew such advancements in bird feeder technology were taking place? Not us. Now if only we could find something like this to scare off raccoons from our deer feed. Pretty sure we're not the only ones sick of seeing trail cam pictures like the one below.
Image via: Whitetail Domains
Our only deterrent for purchasing that feeder is the price tag, but once you consider the countless hours of entertainment and laughs you'll likely get out of it, it may just be worth it.
Would you ever invest in purchasing a bird feeder of this caliber? Share your thoughts in the comments below.