Part of the joy of gardening is the creation of a habitat that is welcoming to the local wildlife. This means that occasionally (or more often than not) you sacrifice a plant or two to satisfy the natives, but generally the plants rebound and the local wildlife is satiated.
In addition to several young rabbits roaming the garden, we currently have a young woodchuck as well. He’s taken up residence under our gazebo, along with the rabbits and chipmunks. In fact, I envision a teeming NYC tenement when I think of what life must be like under there with so many bodies of different ethnicities.