I've seen posts here and there, within the gardening part of the forum, about the harm that squirrels do to gardens, and I know that they can. But I have several Eastern Gray Squirrels here, yet I haven't seen any damage to our garden from them. Each year, we plant a garden, some thing from seeds, and others that have been started in the house, yet I haven't seen any indication that the squirrels are bothering any of it. Because we don't use insecticides, we have some losses from insects, particularly if I'm not paying close attention, but the squirrels seem to leave everything alone. Perhaps this is because I feed them. Maybe because there is always food out for the squirrels, they don't feel the need to work for it by digging in the garden. In fact, the few times that I've seen them digging in the garden, it has been to bury nuts that they have taken from the squirrel feeder, but that's in the fall after we've already harvested our crops. At one time, a few days ago, we counted twelve squirrels that we could see through one window, but that was because I had just put new food out for them. Only one eats at a time so it's kind of fun watching them chase one another around the trees and away from the bowl.