Please Pull For Service

The next puzzle is a variation on the original: You see some food dangling out of reach. Can you get it?

To avoid the need for stacking furniture and yet keep the food out reach, I added elastic to hang the corn. Kite string is still from the corn to the ground so the food can be easily pulled within reach. I figured once the squirrels had the corn, they could eat it there or store in their cheeks, similar to the original puzzle. But the main goal of the squirrels is to take the prize with them, so another battle and some interesting videos ensued.

Since the elastic connects the corn to the hanger, it feels like like the whole cob can be taken away. It took a couple tries for the rock squirrel in the video above to learn to dine in, rather than take it to go. The tree squirrel of course never even tries to eat the corn on the spot. In classic form, he immediately begins to chew the elastic until it breaks. In one case, in the movie below left, it breaks but gets tangled as he tries to abscond. I added a length of wire above the corn and the squirrels both figured out quickly to pull the cob down and strip it clean in a few minutes, without taking it with them. (bottom right video)

2 comments to Please Pull For Service

  • Don’t you just love Cockers! They are the sweetest dogs! Check-out my two that we had/have over the years when Kelly was lttile! (Number 81) Your lttile dog is so cute looking out the window! I’m like Victoria (above) I’m forever cleaning off the patio doors!!

  • i asked about nitro trucks before in a pm. i think im going to be shooting for a rustler vxl as of now because ive already got 90% of the equipment i need to run it and i can get my speed fix with that. i do really want a nitro truck tho. i like the revo for its parts availability at my lhs but i really like the savage x too. i guess when i have the money and can commit to buy, ill have to make the decision but for now im thinking the rustler is my next step. i do want bigger tires on it tho…

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