We almost had a crushed flamingo! I had a mint plant on top of the stump and the squirrels had been digging in there. I put a rock in the place where they were digging but I guess they came back and got a little too aggressive! I've since moved the plant to the ground. I thought about nailing the planter to the stump but they could still rock the entire thing over.
After the accident, with more rocks added to prevent digging.
Mint spreads fast so we've put it in a pot to keep it stationary and it helps prevent mosquitoes.
The stump in the back is there to give the squirrels and occasional cat something to jump down on instead of the birdbath which can also fall over. Now I guess we have two stumps for that purpose.