To deal with a meddlesome squirrel stealing seed from his garden’s bird feeder, Robert Krampf slathered Vaseline on the pole supporting the feeder. The result: A squirrel’s profound existential crisis.

I find myself rooting for the squirrel on this one but one must think of the birds too.

Can't we all just get along?



Krampf expalins:

"For anyone who is concerned about the squirrel, he still raids our other two feeders and the vegetable garden. The tiny amount of Vaseline used is non-toxic, the kind used for lip balm. He quickly learned that this feeder was not worth the trouble, so we have not put more on the pole, and the birds are delighted to actually get some of the bird seed."