Reminds me of a friend who told a potential thief “I don’t have time for this.” Then she stepped off the curb and wove through traffic, leaving him flummoxed.
Shaming, for any type of impulse control problem, rarely has a positive effect. Shaming tends to diminish a person’s self esteem, and that often makes the problem they have worse.
All those mechanical things are just training exercises for squirrels. They are quick learners. We tried seed mixed with hot pepper. They munch on it, then stop, wipe their faces in the dirt of a nearby flowerpot, then go back and munch some more.
Putting out squirrel feeders seems to be the only diversion that works, and then you have to make sure those are kept full.
Then the others will learn from that squirrel.
Until one squirrel learns to ride the slinky up and down until it stops and he can climb it.
Satch will fisher an invitation. If not, he will badger them until they let him play.
There are nail clippers and NAIL CLIPPERS. Depends on which animal’s nails are to be clipped. Death by a farrier’s rasp would be brutal.
When describing the importance of the correct placement of steering axis to auto suspension students, our instructor would compare the problems created by having the wrong angle to riding a bicycle with its handle bars reversed into the forward position. That was almost universally understood by the students because most kids had tried that at least once.
And then, there are swans. I’d brave ducks and geese over swans, any day.
In our state, it is illegal to re-home nuisance animals. You can kill vermin (rats, mice, squirrels and more) on your own property, but can’t move it onto someone else’s (private or public land—makes no difference.)