Three times today I looked out the back windows and saw a squirrel try to get to the bird feeders. I watched the little rodent bastards climb up the new pole to just below the anti-squirrel baffle, stop, think about it for a few seconds, then turn around and climb back down.
The thing actually works*!!!!
*It works for now. I fully expect the squirrels to find a way around it, and I expect it to happen tonight. Possibly before the sun goes down. At least before the deer come out and just knock over the pole.