raccoon bird feeder damageSince the raccoons repeatedly bent the shepherd’s hook holding this particular feeder, I went to Oakland Nursery to buy a stronger, taller shepherd’s hook. Then I went to an auto supply store to buy a “thick, gooey grease”. The store clerk helped me find something that would work. A small tube of brake lubricant seemed to be perfect – it’s water resistant, gooey and SLIPPERY. I then slathered the grease all over the pole. Later I set up the trail camera to see if it worked. Must admit that I have a certain amount of satisfaction watching their frustration at not being able to bend or climb the pole.


~ by Elaine Reese on 06/10/16.