My wife gives the cotton tails that frequent our yard apples and it seems, so far, that there is not an animal around that doesn't delight in the apple. Squirrels, Blue Jay's, opposum and anything else comes for them. Stupid squirrels bury them from time to time. Hell, I even nip at them when she cuts them up.Follow local laws , if you decide to bait it with apples wear rubber boots in and out also rubber gloves when handling the apples. Apples are deer candy and I have never seen a deer spook off of them.