This is just a little follow up to my post when I created these DIY tree branch suet feeders. First off I will say that the woodpeckers (both Downy and Red-bellied) LOVE this thing. The same food is in the commercial suet feeder right next to it and they ALWAYS choose this feeder.
Which made me a little upset when I saw what the deer had done to it recently. Evidently someone was hungry. From inside the house it just looked like they had eaten off a strip of bark. Upon further review, they really went after it, getting into the wood even!