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Use a Tall Shepherd Hook To Hang Suet Feeders

By Newyorkrita
February 7, 2015

Keep the suet away from squirrels and raccoons by using a shepherd hook to hang the suet cage.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Feb 6, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Make sure the hook is out of the reach of cats. Tall hook in a nice open space.
Seattle WA. Zone 7
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Sherri
Feb 7, 2015 10:44 AM CST
My dogs and I are sitting at the window right now, well I'm enjoying computer time, he is waiting for the squirrels to come out of the trees and climb the pole! I thought they must be coming from a tree down, but no, they can climb up the pole.
It is the highlight of his day and as of yet he hasn't gotten too close yet, but I will have to come up with plan B. Smiling

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 7, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Sherri, what a lovely picture in your Avatar. Which one is the squirrel chaser? Or are they both guilty? Hilarious!
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Feb 7, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Try Cayenne pepper powder or ground chilli pepper on the suet feeder. It kept the squirrels out of my window boxes and the feral cats out of my catmint. Thumbs up
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Feb 8, 2015 8:33 PM CST
Can you grease the poll so the squirrels can't gain any traction?
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 8, 2015 8:41 PM CST
I don't grease mine as the squirrels can't seem to get up as it is. But I am sure it could be done for maybe more persistent squirrels than the ones here.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Feb 8, 2015 9:14 PM CST
I don't grease mine either. The squirrels and birds share the food at the platform feeder and it gives me that nice, warm, fuzzy feeling that the snow doesn't!

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