Why? I like them. Each afternoon my bird Megan and I make a martini and sit out in the sun room in the back yard. My yard is unkept and overgrown compared to the others around me so I have good cover for the critters. I spread out black oil sunflower seed. They all show up. Squirrels, gray and red, chipmunks and my three bunnies. And some birds. The skunks come at nite for any leftovers from my meals. Megan preens and I drink. Don't get me wrong, I love wild game for food. The families in NH and AK harvest a LOT of deer, moose, turkeys, bear etc. We just kill only what we intend to eat. Jack.