I’ve replaced the spreading mechanism with a unit that purports to be raccoon resistant but I have my doubts. I think I will have to surround the thing with a sturdy wire cage of some sort. I see 10 squirrels, short of the all time record of 11. It gets an honorable mention. Bonus crow!The fox watches a ‘coon leave the area. The fox isn’t a danger to the raccoon but I imagine the squirrels would rather he not be there.