|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-02-2010 06:15 PM||12908 views||17 times favorited||17 comments|
This project was done as a surprise Xmas gift in 2008 for my wonderful neighbors, Chad and Rosie.
Rosie adores squirrels – Chad tolerates them. I would be happy if they all stayed on their property. Thus was born the squirrel maze!
It’s designed that food is placed at the very end of the maze (top center) and the tree rat, I mean squirrel, enters from the bottom right and finds its way to the food. A lexan cover allows easy viewing of the show. I used pressure treated pine for the wooden bits and leftover steel flashing for the roof. I placed the cover in a dado so it slid down to be easy to clean and restock – two pegs hold it in place.
It took them all of a few minutes to figure this out – although very annoying to a gardener, they are smart critters! I think our squirrels are watching MacGyver in their spare time! :-)
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