This evening we noticed a rabbit in my mother's garden. While he was sitting beneath a bird feeder nibbling fallen seeds, he was adorable to look at. But when he went over to the veggie garden and started nipping at bean stems? Ohhhh, evil bunny.
I called out, "Hey! Stay away from the green beans!"
Unsurprisingly, he did not seem to care, and kept up the nibble.
Communication is all about mutual understanding of symbols/gestures. The rabbit does not know human vocabulary, and my tone was not sufficiently angered to push him to take action. No, that took me going outside and storming the walkway he was on.
And hopefully we'll still have some bean plants left in the morning.