Figs tempt a range of scavengers. You’ll see a wire fence in the background. That protects the figs from the dog (or the dog from the figs–these sweet fruits have devastating digestive impact). The foil strips glitter and are meant to keep away hungry birds (nice theory, shame about reality). Finally, the plastic bottles hold a mixture of Vegemite, sugar and water that manages fruit fly infestation–and now you know why Aussies are crazy about Vegemite! we’re part drunk fruit flies.