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The past few days a raccoon has been drinking all the nectar left in our feeder at night. Apparently he shimmies up the pole and is able to tip the feeder and drink it dry. I have reduced the amount of nectar I put in at each refill so there's not very much left at the end of each day. I wish I could catch him or her on video camera. I think it would be hilarious to watch.

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Originally Posted By: msbaby
Angie, I think you are attracting some four legged critters along with your hummingbirds! We got the bright idea to start a compost pile because we were throwing away a smart amount of potato peels, carrot scrapings, etc. that I figured we could make use of rather than tossing them in the landfill. We couldn't figure out why our pile never got any bigger until one night we happened to see a family of possums enjoying the leftovers.




The crows did it....... I caught them in the act.

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Originally Posted By: msbaby
The past few days a raccoon has been drinking all the nectar left in our feeder at night. Apparently he shimmies up the pole and is able to tip the feeder and drink it dry. I have reduced the amount of nectar I put in at each refill so there's not very much left at the end of each day. I wish I could catch him or her on video camera. I think it would be hilarious to watch.


Oh, I'd love to see that! I made a video of my hummers with my digital camera but the quality isn't that great frown

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They are smart critters - raccoons and squirrels. The squirrels are fun to watch. They sit down and ponder the situation. They try one method and if that doesn't work, they try something else. You can see the wheels turning in their head. Raccoons can figure out how to "pick the lock" on the trash can.

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