Raccoons raid my birdfeeders!
Backyard is a tree line...deck is 15 ft off the ground with steps and a metal gazebo (with canvas roof) covering the whole thing. We fed the birds for a couple of years from a feeder attached to the deck railing and from a hanging suet feeder. We had the most incredible pileated and redheaded woodpeckers come to eat from the bounty! And then the raccoons found the bounty and ate every last morsel. They opened the suet cages, threw them on the ground and ate the suet. I am so sad b/c I would love to continue feeding the birds but cannot keep the raccoons away. Any suggestions? Or do I just have to resign myself to not feeding/enjoying these amazing creatures?