I said, “Bring it,” and he brought it, and some of his friends, apparently. This morning there were four apples on the ground, mostly eaten. I put away my plastic hawk last night because it scared away all our beautiful birds and I wrapped the apple tree with netting. They ate the apples right through the netting. Last year they ate my plums. So I found a special formula to spray on the apples that includes vinegar, canola oil, soap, tabasco, and mustard. Let’s see how my thieving little rodents like them apples!