So yesterday I got out of bed, walked to the kitchen, and looked out the window to see a squirrel digging in my largest Sarracenia pot. In and of itself, this isn't so strange, but I live three stories up; my Sarracenia are on a porch more than 20 feet off the ground. I've grown used to the jays paying curious little visits, but this is kind of crazy. Nothing is damaged, except a bed of sphagnum; a few smaller pots with VFTs and young Sarrs were tipped but look fine.
This is the second time I've seen a squirrel. The first time, I heard it land on the deck and chased it off before it got to browsing. This time, it was burying peanuts! I don't even know where it would have found the peanuts. So I cursed and shouted and scared the squirrel off (jumped all the way down and hit the ground running, I was shocked.) The jays swept in a few moments later to seize the leftover peanuts.
It's strange, there's no tree that leads to my deck. The squirrels must be climbing to the roof on the opposite side of my building and traversing the roof to get to my patio. I've been here for a year now and they just found out about my porch. I hope they don't bring friends!
So, I guess my little garden in the sky isn't invulnerable after all... now to go to the hardware store and get a rig for some bird netting.