I managed to get a few soft and sweet figs from our tree before the birds got to them. We had to put a net around the tree. I don't mind sharing our fruit and vegetables with worms, ants, crickets, birds, squirrels and what ever animals that live in our back yard, I don't like when they don't share with me. Last time we didn't get to eat even one fig, no more! No wonder they didn't want to share, the figs are so tasty, they melt in your mouth.