A bird feeder is an item that can be seen in almost every household, especially in those of bird-watchers. Although the feeder is exclusively for the birds, the feast can sometimes be snatched away by some other animals such as squirrels, before it’s enjoyed by the party it’s meant for. Mark Rober was provoked at this, so he found a perfect, creative, yet hilarious solution for this problem.
Mark Rober is a former NASA Engineer and has gained immense popularity on his YouTube channel for his mind-blowing technical experiments. He worked seven years on the Curiosity rover at NASA and retired after two more years. Now he has a YouTube channel with 1.27B views and 11.7M subscribers!
Four contestants, namely Frank, Marty, Rick, and Phat Gus or Phantastic Gus took part in the obstacle course and each of them had their own strengths and weaknesses. By the way, Rober called one of them fat without knowing it was actually pregnant. Watch the video to see who it was, and believe me, these 22 minutes wouldn’t be a waste of time.
Check out Mark’s viral video on the amazing ninja obstacle designed for squirrels
This mastermind’s list of entertaining and convoluted projects include turning sand into liquid soap, testing a shark’s ability to smell blood, using glow powder to show how fast germs can spread, and building glitter bombs. The list just goes on and on. But this squirrel-proof bird feeder certainly tops the list!
Mark explains what the squirrels have to face in order to get their reward
All of this started when he decided to set up a bird feeder. He ordered several bird feeders but all of them proved to be unworthy of the title “squirrel-proof”. Every time the squirrels managed to outsmart him, so he took on the challenge and created a full 8-part obstacle course for the squirrels to either sweat on or feast on. If they pass through it, they were free to enjoy the walnuts.
Not only did he enjoy seeing the squirrels master the obstacles day by day, he got to see a new side of nature and also the capability of animals to survive the competition. Now, he certainly thinks highly of these little intelligent creatures and you would do the same when you witness their wonderful capabilities.
Here’s how the little squirrels coped with Mark’s challenge
This is how the squirrels enjoyed their walnuts on a custom feeder built by Mark, after their championship was over.
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Reading, creative writing, poetry writing, and language learning have been my passions since I was young. I have won many Japanese and Chinese language competitions, and many national-level creative writing, art & oratory competitions too. I am still schooling, and passed my O/Levels with distinction passes for English Literature, Japanese, and English. I have also completed my Certificate of Human Resource Management.