My uncle had some tomato plants on his patio that a squirrel would constantly steal. My uncle finally got fed up with the varmint, he put a habanero plant right next to his tomato plants. Sure enough, an hour later, he heard a bunch of flopping happening on his patio. The squirrel was all over the place and a partially eaten habanero was laying on the floor.
The squirrel didn’t return to take anything more from the patio. 😀