I feed the squirrels and the birds and the hummingbirds because I can. Hubby calls them my varmints. The business I work for is a lawn and garden and pet supply distributer so I can feed them for practically nothing.
The birds are greedy bastards and eat about one feeder full a day and they been pooping on the deck. Not the "thank you" I was expecting. I stopped filling the feeder everyday.
I got a hummingbird feeder the other day and the hummingbirds found the feeder the same day we put it up. They are so pretty.
I have only seen a squirrel running away one time. But we caught one in the act earlier today. He looks quite healthy.
I like my varmints.