Some people enjoy putting out bird feeders and bird baths in their backyards. It is a nice way to watch some beautiful birds closely, while helping them remain well-fed. But sometimes, uninvited guests try to can try to crash the party. For example, squirrels and chipmunks tend to steal food from bird feeders to fill their own bellies.

The following video shows a harmless and fun way to keep the squirrels out of the bird food. A slinky was set up around the pole on which the bird feeder was installed. When a sneaky squirrel tried to steal the food, the slinky acted as an effective barrier. It would stretch every time the squirrel climbed it, pushing it to the ground.

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