There are squirrels almost everywhere in the US. When setting up our bird feeders, we put up obsticles that Houdini couldn't get through, just to keep them from eating the birds' food and chewing up our expensive feeders. Why not have some fun with them? Put up spinning squirrel feeders, ones that make them go into a jar to feed, one that looks like an alligator and more! Plus, if you give squirrels their own place to feed, they might just leave your bird feeders alone!