This is supposed to be a ‘squirrel proof’ bird feeder, but it didn’t out-smart one particularly crafty critter when he turned up in a British garden.
The feeder had flummoxed his friends but this clever creature was determined not to be beaten.
After some careful negotiation of the extraordinary-looking feeder in front of him, the squirrel cracked it by squeezing his fat body through the protective wiring.
His incredible feat was captured on camera by Sandra Carter in her garden in Gosport, Hampshire, who snapped away as he rewarded himself with the bird nuts inside.
The 57-year-old support worker said the grey squirrel had become a regular visitor in recent months.
She and her husband, Richard, 63, invested in the £19.95 Gardman ‘squirrel proof’ feeders after watching the greedy animal devour the nuts from all their other feeders.
They hoped the space-age looking design, which protects the bird nuts with a wire globe, would be a strong enough deterrent.