Q: I’m sending a photo of a doe that I caught in the act of helping herself to one of the feeders in our backyard. We thought a flying squirrel (which we had seen) had been cleaning the feeder out at night, so my husband put cayenne pepper in the seed and on top of the squirrel baffles.
It did not deter the deer! She came back the next day too – we’ve since moved the feeder to a higher place.
A: Wow! …that’s not something you see every day!
My in-laws had bears eating their birdseed up at Big Canoe…they chose to stop feeding birds at all.