I finally got rid of the pepper-laced suet cake after a couple of weeks, as it turned out to be almost as bird-proof as it was squirrel-proof. I had a couple of regular suet cakes left, so I put one out, and it lasted several days, and I didn't see any squirrels going after it, so I think the peppered cake has the squirrels wary now, which is pretty cool. Now I have a strategy for next winter, as I am going to get a couple of the peppered ones to use at a couple of strategic points during the season to properly train my Pavlov's squirrels.
Hollywood doesn't have the artistic integrity to ever make a Japanese anime work in live action. I don't know why they keep trying, did they not learn their lesson from Dragon Ball Evolution? (stupid question I know)