I have squirrels in my backyard in the pine trees. What is it that they like that we eat? During the winter I threw out some sweets and they disappeared but don’t know what ate them – squirrels or rabbits. I also send food for the deer to my son-in-law as they are pretty much feeding in their yard.
So at first these smart little bastardoes had their way. Then I read up that they map their area of nuts in their brains to make next year’s foraging a breeze. Surprise! I had pile of pile cones awaiting them where the bare roots were and sticky goo on the trunks as a second line of defense. Victory over the tree rats! Victory!