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bijou
11-13-2008, 12:31 PM
Gardeners being driven nuts by squirrels have a new secret weapon in their armoury - chilli powder. Skip related content

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says the spice is a safe and effective way to keep grey squirrels away from nuts and seeds, without harming garden birds.

Dusting a small amount on seed and suet mixes in feeders and on bird tables appears to have no effect on the birds, but stops the squirrels helping themselves, the charity said.

The RSPB says the chilli powder should be put in a bag with seed mix and shaken up.

And if householders do not have any chilli powder to hand, curry powder, Tabasco, or peri-peri sauce will all do the trick.

But it may just be another false glimmer of hope for weary gardeners. The animals have learnt to jump over squirrel-proof obstacles, defy sonic barriers, and even lion dung. ... link (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20081112/tuk-chilli-con-carnage-for-squirrels-45dbed5.html)
We have gained a slight edge in the human/squirrel wars. :D

Gingersnap
11-13-2008, 12:48 PM
link (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20081112/tuk-chilli-con-carnage-for-squirrels-45dbed5.html)
We have gained a slight edge in the human/squirrel wars. :D

Not really, they get used to it. Now, bear spray - that works. For a minute. :mad:

megimoo
11-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Not really, they get used to it. Now, bear spray - that works. For a minute. :mad:
He Flies Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease !

squirrel Launcher!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Ya6z-NlDo
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Flying Squirrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSZplb6siA&NR=1
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Rocky the Flying Squirrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Doe0RJ6tb_A&feature=related
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The Original Squirrel Tosser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdOp4jjbk1Y&feature=r
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How to piss off a squirrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL7tbPymrc0&feature=related