VIA| When Andy Hageman’s was just a kid, his father always was frustrated with squirrels eating the seeds out of his bird-feeder. The food was supposed to go to feeding beautiful, majestic birds, not a bunch of squirrels with a big appetite.
But instead of shooing off the little critters like most people do, Hageman’s dad decided to create an obstacle course instead. He set up a camera, filled up the feeders and then waited. Just a few minutes later, squirrel Mission Impossible was a go and these little guys have some skills!
To get to the Hageman’s bird feeder, these little squirrels must first make it through an obstacle course of epic proportions. By adding spinning wheels, slippery wooden tubes and a long line of string, these is no chance these squirrels are getting an easy meal.
But that doesn’t mean that these feeders only attract birds now, because as you’ll see below the Hageman’s still find tons of squirrels who are up to the challenge. Many fall off during the attempt and only a select few make it to the food unscathed.
Once it proves too easy, the Hageman’s simply add another obstacle and watch the results from their home, safely tucked away nearby. Once a squirrel finally figures out the final puzzle, Mr. Hageman decides to take things into his own hands – definitely the most entertaining part of all.