Stupid squirrels ATE the daffodil bulbs!
I did a big planting of bulbs from my VE order: about 300 crocus, daffs, species tulips, scilla, and chionodoxa.
Most of the stuff I thought they'd eat (crocus, tulips) was protected with wire mesh. But the daffodils and things they don't normally eat were not protected. I ran out of mesh at the end and, crossing my fingers, tucked the last 30 or so species crocus under the overhanging leaves of some heuchera.
I planted about a dozen or 18 extra daffodils around a tree, about 10 feet away from the big planting. The next morning, half of them had been dug up: but not just dug and tasted and left, eaten! There were only the outermost layers left shredded on the ground. The holes were left open, so I knew how many were gone.
I then went over to the last unprotected crocus I planted: no disturbance!
Nyah, nyah, nyah....you ate the wrong thing! (visualize here a disproportionate amount of satisfaction) I trust that whoever it was had a huge tummy ache.