To deal with a meddlesome squirrel stealing seed from his garden’s bird feeder, the wife of YouTube user Robert Krampf slathered Vaseline on the pole supporting the feeder. The result: A squirrel’s profound existential crisis.

Greased Pole Confounds Hungry Squirrel In Search of Bird Food

Thankfully, the squirrel played Sisyphus only for a little bit. Krampf explains:

For anyone who is concerned about the squirrel, he still raids our other two feeders and the vegetable garden. The tiny amount of Vaseline used is non-toxic, the kind used for lip balm. He quickly learned that this feeder was not worth the trouble, so we have not put more on the pole, and the birds are delighted to actually get some of the bird seed.

And order was restored.

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