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Post  Nicola on 7/20/2013, 9:57 am

First, I noticed the last few of stalks of red romaine, which were about done anyway--I was thinking yesterday of giving them to the chickens--had almost no leaves left. (didn't get a picture, just pulled and composted 'em.)  But then, after I saw nobody to play Squish-A-Bug with, I saw what used to be an almost-ready-to-pick cucumber, low on the trellis:

I don't think I wanna play "Squish-A-Bug" with whatever ate that cuke!!!affraid
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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/20/2013, 11:14 am

It was either a horde of bugs, or possibly a deer or some other marauding mammal.

SFG salad.... I like the sound of that.
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Post  camprn on 7/20/2013, 11:47 am

Woodchuck is my guess.

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Post  Nicola on 7/20/2013, 5:49 pm

@camprn wrote:Woodchuck is my guess.
Actually, that is the most likely suspect, of the plenty to choose from, who make random appearances in my yard: woodchucks, raccoon, bunnies, skunk, squirrels, opossum, yes, even deer (and of course, bugs--but they don't have the large gnawing teeth evident on that former cuke) Thank goodness.  Very Happy
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Post  llama momma on 7/20/2013, 6:06 pm

Oh bummer, stinks when you lose nice fruit.   I have a baby watermelon hanging low outside the box just like your picture. Your misfortune is a reminder to myself to come up with something to protect it from little thieves.
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Post  Nicola on 7/20/2013, 6:20 pm

Yeah, llama momma, like wrap it with padlocked chain-mail  ! nanana
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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/20/2013, 6:56 pm

Oh wow, someone had a very nice meal and will probably be back!
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Post  batmap on 7/20/2013, 10:39 pm

Nothing scribbled on the side of your SFG saying "Squishy Squirrel was here!" ?? or droppings? The bite marks look like possibly from a small animal.
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Post  Nicola on 7/21/2013, 2:34 pm

@batmap wrote:Nothing scribbled on the side of your SFG saying "Squishy Squirrel was here!" ?? or droppings? The bite marks look like possibly from a small animal.
Nope, and despite the woods in my backyard, I do live in a city. My sister, upon seeing the picture, thought it could've been a mouse. But I guess Squishy (or Mickey, Chucky, Rocky, Thumper, Bambi, Flower, or Opie)  didn't bring any tagging equipment with them  Laughing) Y'know, I'm not sure I have ever even seen squirrel scat; wouldn't recognize it anyway [okay, now I know, I just did a search online--had to-- but still, never seen any]
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