Well, it didn't last long.
See this guy?
yeah, you! I'm talking to you!!
He wanted that peanut-butter birdseed coated pinecone
and he wanted it BAD.
He's a menace that guy.
He likes to climb atop our bird feeder and eat all the bird seed.
Sometimes I let the dog out, just to scare him away so there is some seed left for the birds. You should see him jump then! It's amazing how these squirrels can balance on the teeniest tiniest branches. It's like cirque de soleil in our own backyard. Wildlife edition.
Anyway, like I said, he wanted the pinecone that little hands made and he got it. I didn't see him in action, but I can only imagine he jumped on it and fell to the ground with the pincone in his grubby little hands and made off with it to his secret lair.
This is all that is left: