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Feeder Trouble.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Brooksy, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Brooksy

    Brooksy Busy Member

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    I put my squirrel feeder up about three weeks ago and filled it with corn and maize, all good, in a nice spot. Next visit, the cord had been cut that I'd used to tie it to the tree and it was evident that somebody had tried to pull it down, luckily the frame fixer screws had held. Last night I visited again to find that the door had been opened and the key thrown away. Disappointed, I went off to a rabbit permission instead.
    Now, it's been bugging me all day, so I rang the farmer and asked if he'd any problems with my putting it where it is, no, no problem. He said if he'd got a problem he'd have removed it and called me. Fair enough, that's just what I thought, after all, farmers aren't backward in coming forward normally, and I've never met a sly one yet.
    So, I've now got to move the feeder to a different location as it's obvious that there's a squirrel lover on the loose!
    I've just been out to the shed and cut a piece of steel plate and dug out the pop rivet gun, once I've screwed the feeder to another location, it's going to be armour plated, nobody will get rivets out without taking a drill with them!
    I'll post before and after pictures once I've done the work. Unless there's a squirrel lover lying dead by the tree of course, then I'll be on the run!
     
  2. Rat reaper

    Rat reaper Post Whore

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    Get a trail cam set up ,the person maybe local and familiar to the farmer
     
  3. Brooksy

    Brooksy Busy Member

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    I was thinking about that mate, but I'll need a bit more leaf cover or that might go missing. What gets me is the fact that the area is very remote, so it has to be one of his neighbours!
     
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  4. Rat reaper

    Rat reaper Post Whore

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    If you can get a ladder and get a cam higher enough you should be ok
     
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  5. steevie dan

    steevie dan Big Poster

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    Up in a tree that you need a ladder for mate. PIR operated land mine would be good.
     
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  6. steevie dan

    steevie dan Big Poster

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    Make feeder from 10mm steel plate welded together, hire crane to install then hopefully if someone tries to pull it down it will crush them.
     
  7. Brooksy

    Brooksy Busy Member

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    My feeder is already made from a steel box, but a crane? I can't afford that, I'm only a poor train driver! Poor as in bank account, not skill. :thumb:
     
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  8. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface Nobody's honkin' Manilow

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    Another vote for trail cam. Opportunity for high jinx with the perpetrator is perfect:thumb:
     
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    Marky-Boy Just The Two + 1

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    longer ladder
     
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    Pop an alarm mine on it somehow at least that would give them a fright, also get some good footage on a trail cam as it goes bang.
     
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    Yep. And a call to plod to report a trespasser committing destruction of property with video evidence
     
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  12. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface Nobody's honkin' Manilow

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    Could be the squirrels though. the bleeders trashed one of my feeders:roflmao:

    ggggggg.jpg
     
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    MartinJGUK Post Whore

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    Or someone who hates squirrels and thinks some idiot is feeding them.....
     
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  14. Brooksy

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    There were feeders there previously, my mate Davebebb had them up for a long time. He passed away early last year but gave the permission to me by introducing me to the farmer. His feeders were plywood and not as noticeable as mine perhaps. I'll sort it out.
     
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  15. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Don't be too sure it's one of his neighbours, I put a video up recently of someone try to take mine down/ steal it, fortunately it was so well built and chained to the tree, he even tried to take the tree down, but wasn't man enough. My trail cam wasn't well hidden, he just didn't notice it.

    Regards
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    I think a trail cam is definitely your best bet in catching this scumbag
     
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  17. Slipknot88

    Slipknot88 Person of interest

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    I put one up regularly,you'll be suprised what tells you.:D:confused:
     
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  18. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface Nobody's honkin' Manilow

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    I have the files my mate sent to me of activity he caught on a trail cam.

    Shocking behaviour and not in a good way. Id have to go to the adult section to post them :eek:
     
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    I’m not sure if you have a trail cam but I’m willing to lend you one of mine I have a cable lock that I can send as well. Your more than welcome to borrow it.

    Dave.
     
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  20. steevie dan

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    Small block and tackle slung from some higher branches will do the job matey
     

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