Tobar 01678 Springy Game
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- Springy toy made from metal coil
- Metal spring toy
- Traditional design
- Tobar's popular and great value version of a classic toy
- The loosely coiled, entirely metal
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Tobar's popular and great value version of a classic toy, first invented in the 1940s. The loosely coiled, entirely metal, spring can be satisfyingly poured from hand to hand or generally fiddled with. The appeal is broad, and aside from its play value, Springy can even be used in scientific experiments and demonstrations. Assorted silver and bronze colours,
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Now in my fifties, it came to me, in a light bulb moment, that it could be used to deter squirrels climbing up my cast iron bird feeding pole. Brilliant! I'd tried everything else to deter the little blighters, to no avail.
The purchase was made and delivered promptly. It did take me ages feeding the slinky down the pole (my bird feeder has two legs so I couldn't just feed it straight up). I then sat back and watched in glee whilst the baffled squirrels bounced and boinged in their attempts to get to the bird food. Gotcha, I thought smuggly.
I think it was day three when I looked out to see one of the little critters balancing on the feeder itself, taking bird food. There was another squirrel on the ground at the time and the general consensus was that one had held down the bottom of the slinky at ground level whilst the other jumped onto the pole whilst slinky rings were static.
However, I now have video evidence that the squirrel got the slinky bouncing, watched it and timed it perfectly to be able to jump and gain purchase on the pole between slinky rings before co-ordinating that with an almost instantaneous jump onto the feeder. They are thugs but you can't help but applaud their ingenuity.
Back to the product itself. I can't fault it. It didn't rust whilst in the garden and I can always unfeed it off the bird feeding pole and watch it slink down the stairs again...
I realise this is an unconventional use for a toy but may be TOBAR can branch out into a new line !!
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