VIDEO: Hungry squirrel falls victim to Vaseline-greased pole

Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-20 12:40:56-04

There have been thousands of videos circulating the Internet showing people thwarting hungry squirrels attempting to access bird feeders. This one is no different, but it’s still fun to watch.

Robert Krampf posted this video to YouTube on August 13th. He says this squirrel has been raiding their bird feeder and stealing pounds of birdseed for quite some time…so they greased the pole the squirrel was using for access.

The resulting video is full of contagious laughter and clips of the squirrel struggling to figure out what’s going on.

And for those concerned about the squirrel, Krampf also posted the following in the video’s description:

“For anyone who is concerned about the squirrel, he still raids our other two feeders and the vegetable garden. The tiny amount of Vaseline used is non-toxic, the kind used for lip balm. He quickly learned that this feeder was not worth the trouble, so we have not put more on the pole, and the birds are delighted to actually get some of the bird seed.”