Backyard Birding

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em!
December 1, 2006, 5:09 am
Filed under: Birds

In my web travels, I came across a squirrel feeder that obviously was inspired by the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” mentality. It’s called a Squirrel Circus.The idea behind it is that since squirrels are natural acrobats, why not enjoy them perform? It has the typical “circus acts.” A trapeze, tight rope, balance beam (well, ok, that’s more a gymnastic thing), nuthouse, and springboard. You bait these “circus acts” with peanuts or corn cobs, and watch the squirrels try to get the food by bouncing, swinging, or balancing. ┬áVery ingeneous.