I truly dislike these rodents . . . they do their best to get the birdseed out of the feeder. This one is lying in wait, plotting to see if he can outsmart the Yankee Flipper bird feeder I invested in last year. So far, the Yankee Flipper is winning - which makes it well worth the money I spent on it :-) And yes, it snowed here AGAIN today . . . Thankfully not too much.