We have a productive garden. Cherry, fig and apple trees. Strawberries, blueberries, honeyberries, blackberries. Tomatoes, beets, carrots. There is a joy in growing and eating your own food.
Recently, however, I experienced the other side of this - as I was looking out my front window early one recent morning, a grey squirrel hopped across the yard, and helped himself to a strawberry from my garden.
Our harvest is consistently feeding not only us, but local squirrels, birds, raccoons. It would be easy to get worked up about this, to spend energy and effort trying to fight back against nature.
I don't think I'd win, and if I did, it wouldn't be worth the price. Defeating nature at best would be a pyrrhic victory.