Theft of Victoria Plums
A few weeks ago I went into the garden to harvest the Victoria plums that had been hanging there, most perfectly ripe but a good number still green, a day or two earlier, only to discover that the tree had been completely, indeed forensically, stripped - no branches broken, no unripe ones left, no mess on the ground, no trace. Some had been really high up too. I was completely baffled. Searching the web, squirrels were being mentioned as likely suspects, plums being stoned fruit. Does anyone have experience of this happening to them or can offer any likely scenarios as to what happened? Even better, any ideas how to prevent it happening next year?