Readers' letters: August 2
Hub caps failed to defeat my cheeky garden visitors
For more letters, visit: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/your-say/readers-letter-july-27-1-9273263I suspended a bird-feeder for the benefit of the blue and great tits in my garden, only to be thwarted by grey squirrels which took the lion’s share of the contents.
I was told that these rodents could be thwarted by suspending a hub cap above the feeder.
I duly went to the nearest scrapyard.
“What make?”, asked a dismantler carrying on dismantling.
I explained that it didn’t matter as it was only to foil grey squirrels that had been raiding my bird feeder.
“Charlie”, he shouted to a nearby colleague.
“Find an’ ub-cap for this young man. Any sort– he only wants it to keep t’ squirrels off his nuts.”
For the record, the experiment was a failure.
The agility and ingenuity of the little grey blighters knows no
Perhaps this was the point where I decided that it was a good idea to let Mother Nature have her way.
Brian H Sheridan