Who is eating my deer feeder?

Asked April 2, 2017, 9:13 PM EDT

I just came back from a week vacation and found our empty deer feeder chewed up - both sides and only on the roof area. What animal causes that? If I start putting corn in it again, will the damage stop?

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

That is pretty significant damage!
We think this looks like gnawing damage from a rodent, and we'd suspect a squirrel.

They love corn and resuming feeding may help.

Here is our page on squirrels: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/squirrels-0