We planted all our annuals this weekend (Saturday) and woke up Sunday morning to find that every clay pot my wife planted had been dug out by squirrels. We do know for certain it was squirrels. She had to spend all afternoon Sunday replanting everything. We have now liberally sprinkled cayenne pepper in all the pots to keep them out. It worked for last night. Unfortunately, I suspect that every time she waters the pots we’ll have to reapply the pepper. Does anyone know of a more lasting solution to deter these pests? Sorry, way too suburban a setting for weaponry.