OMG, I would think THAT would produce some keeper shots. I guess they cannot be discouraged from trying. As some once said, we people only have so much time to devote to the problem. The squirrel has 24 hours a day to work on it and not much of anything better to do.I've finally outfoxed them (the squirrels). I have a shepard's hook type feeder holder. I put two feeders on it. To keep the squirrels off, I liberally grease the pole with Criso shortening. I have to re-grease the pole every couple days but it really works well.