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We’ve been through the whole house..

Not a single D battery anywhere!


2017-11-11T17:54:08+00:00April 20th, 2013|Tags: |


  1. Em April 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    You have to get a photo off it in action when you’ve been out to get some batteries!

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      I’m certainly going to try, not sure how easy it will be though. I’m hoping there will be plenty of movement!

  2. Jo April 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    There’s never the right battery around when you need one. Can’t wait to find out if it works.

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      It’s infuriating isn’t it. We have batteries galore and they’re all the wrong size!

  3. Countryside Tales April 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    You know it’ll only take him a handful of hours to work out how to manage it….

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      But they will be a seriously entertaining handful of hours..

  4. CherryPie April 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to see the results of this one 🙂

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Me neither..

  5. Issy April 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh ~ you have to know I’ll need to find one of these for myself to use! lol
    Simply can not wait for updates and pictures once you have it battery-enabled 🙂

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      It comes from America, you’ll probably get it for half the price I paid!

  6. haggiz April 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Word on the squirrel street is that there is a new ‘funfair’ ride to play on at Rusty Duck Towers! Look forward to photos Julie x

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      I shall charge them an entrance fee. As for the scorecard I think it’s now ‘Advantage rusty duck’ !!

  7. Jill Chandler. April 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Best laugh I have had all day!!!!

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. I hope…

  8. snowbird April 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    That looks good fun! Pain about the lack of batteries!xxxx

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      It reminds me of Christmas toys when I was a kid. My Dad ALWAYS forgot the batteries..

  9. Vera April 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Drat! Squirrels get a reprieve!

    • Jessica April 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      I wouldn’t want to hurt them. They might be dizzy for a bit though…

  10. Heda April 21, 2013 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Ah that Acme company, there’s always a catch even in the most perfect contraption. So the roadrunner er squirrel gets to eat again another day?!!

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      We shall see, we shall see.. but like Wile E. Coyote I do not give up!!

  11. Rose H April 21, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Anyone remember the song ‘Dizzy’? It’s the new squirrel anthem 😉 Hilarious!

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Will we have a garden full of ‘drunken’ squirrels I wonder..

  12. Rosie April 21, 2013 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see the photos, in fact it would have to be a short video to get the full effect! Maybe they will like it and think they are at a squirrel version of Alton Towers – I look forward to the next stage in the story of ‘twirl – a -squirrel:)

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Heaven forbid that they like it..!!

  13. Natalie April 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Must have VIDEO of the results!!! 🙂

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      I will try.. !

  14. My Life In Sweden April 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Cool! I hope you find a battery for it. 🙂

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      It’ll be worth a special shopping trip.

  15. Crafty Gardener April 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I think we need one of these feeders. Would love to see one in action.
    I found my way here from a link on Veg Plotting. Great blog, love your header photo. I’ll be back again.

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Hi there and welcome to rusty duck!
      The squirrels are a real problem. Being surrounded by trees we are overrun with the things and they eat all the food that we put out for the birds. I don’t want to harm them.. just gently persuade them to go find their nuts elsewhere!!

  16. Judith April 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Ha. The squirrels’ lucky day. So looking forward to battery operated squirrel action…

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      I have tried everything else.. this has to work!

  17. Wendy April 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Well, I’m now looking forward to seeing a giddy squirrel beat the feeder. I expect he will in the end, but it will be fascinating to see how.

    • Jessica April 21, 2013 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      Fun too… !!

  18. BadPenny April 22, 2013 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Batteries not included then ! I love your matches with the squirrels & can’t wait for the game to start ! ( and the results of course )

    • Jessica April 22, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

      I shall have ’em Penny, fear not.

  19. Sue April 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    It’s always the way isn’t, or you find a multi pack of AA batteries when all you want is two AAA.

    You HAVE GOT to film this in action once you do get the batteries, it could be hilarious 🙂

    • Jessica April 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      I will try my best Sue.. I’ve not done a video before, let alone put one on the blog. That could be hilarious too 🙂

  20. Simone April 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Let’s hope they don’t treat it like a fairground ride and be queueing up to use it!!!

    • Jessica April 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Let’s hope..

  21. Josephine April 23, 2013 at 4:36 am - Reply

    As you already know, I’ve had it with the squirrels and their destructive ways !
    My neighbour had one of those twirling squirrel deterents, it entertained us immensely, just spent a lot on batteries 🙂
    Good Luck with yours …

    • Jessica April 23, 2013 at 8:55 am - Reply

      They can be a real problem can’t they. So sorry about the robin’s nest.
      I have a feeling batteries are going to figure large here too.. £6 a fill up!!

  22. rachel April 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    There’s something about the unserious, toylike font on that packaging that makes me slightly doubtful…….
    And maybe I have too much respect for squirrels, but being twirled gently hardly seems like much of a deterrent to the determined thief…

    • Jessica April 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Packaging tells you a lot, I know. But I live in hope!!

  23. Janet/Plantaliscious April 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Yep, we’re definitely going to need the video of the squirrel learning to conquor that apparetnly fiendish feeder…

    • Jessica April 30, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

      I have it on my to-do list!

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