Gary350 wrote:I have rabbits, squirrels, turtles and lots of birds none of them every eat my corn plants at the roots and none of them eat the ears when they are ripe.
Something weird about your garden then!
I don't know about the turtles, never had them in my garden. But when I used to live on a property with more land, I tried growing corn, but gave up on it, because EVERY critter loved it! Course I had a few more of them, all the ones you mention plus raccoons, opossums, groundhogs, wood rats, DEER, so I can't say for sure which ones were causing all the damage.
But I know for sure squirrels love corn, because we feed our squirrels corn to help keep them away from the bird feeders.