Most animals — humans included — will jump at the chance for an easy meal. As a result, squirrels love to eat food from bird feeders much to the chagrin of home owners and bird enthusiasts. Back in the day when squirrel-proof bird feeders didn’t really exist, one man thought he had made a squirrel-proof rig.

Unfortunately, he was about to meet Squirrel Tom Cruise. This is one determined squirrel. Now while this man was a designer and his contraptions were pretty clever, this nutty little bugger wasn’t going anywhere until he got his free meal. He’s initially successful, which results in a more elaborate trap. Can our furry friend accomplish this Mission Impossible?