Squirrels Enjoy Spectacular Obstacle Course

Occurred on October 24, 2020 / Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Info from Licensor: "During the COVID shut down, my husband starting feeding the squirrels and got the idea to make it a little more difficult for them to get the food, by creating an obstacle course. It grew from a couple of poles with a rope strung between them to various orbs, planks, and ladders they have to navigate through to get to peanuts and other seeds. The final component was the jar feeder we named, The Crystal Palace. The bucket in the center has peanuts in the shell. There's a mesh bag with a 'nut ball' suspended and a tray with a mix of nuts especially mixed for squirrels. In addition, a chair with an ear of corn and a bungee cord with corn on it. There's also a small watering hole connected to the railing. These squirrels have entertained us for the past 9 months learning how to get through or jump over the obstacles, through trial and error. Some of our favorite moments are watching them fall and get right back up again. This video shows a couple of squirrels on the course, which is unusual since they are quite territorial and chase other squirrels away."