Recently I've learned that squirrels are huge jerks. They come into the backyard, sniff the grass a few times, hone in on each plant pot, dig voraciously for about two seconds, then skip off. This just means I'm going to have to engineer some kind of netted paddock in which to contain my plants. Because squirrels are still a million times better than thrips, which all the downstairs plants now seem to have. Argh!!