Bandits strike again

Remember those lovely clusters of “Polbig” tomatoes? There will be no poundage comparison between “Polbig” and “Defiant” this year. Last night for the second time, raccoons harvested tomatoes in the potager. Of course, they chose the biggest and the ripest, so most of the “Polbig” beauties are gone.

I wouldn’t mind so much if they ate the entire tomato, but most of them are only half-eaten.

They must have been hungry because these were eaten right down to the skins.
Sometimes they even ate the less than ripe ones.
But sometimes they just picked them, took a bite and went on to another one.
And sometimes they just rolled them around the paths to make groupings…for comparison? So, the traps are set again, and we’ll have a good, long wait for more ripe tomatoes! Excuse the format of this post. Somehow I am now stuck using “block” formats, which I hate and am having trouble figuring it out. Is there any way I can go back to the regular style?

About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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12 Responses to Bandits strike again

  1. Luffy says:

    Oh no! How disappointing after all that care 😕

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  2. Helen says:

    Sorry to hear about your tomato troubles – how upsetting.

    No advice on WordPress issues, I’m afraid. WP seems to be planning up for lots of people at the moment.

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  3. bcparkison says:

    Don’t you just hate it?

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  4. Very disappointing! Good luck trapping them.

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  5. Oh no– so sorry! Last year, I went away for a couple days and returned home to a similar scene with half-eaten tomatoes and peppers in the garden. Very disappointing!

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  6. Kit Miracle says:

    We have been battling raccoons for years. They are not the cute little bandits that many people think but vicious killers. They wiped out an entire clutch of pullets several years ago. Didn’t even eat them, just killed them. As I remarked in my blog, they’ve eaten ALL the apples and most of the seckle pears. Not loved at this farm. So far, having some luck with the motion detection lights (solar powered so no electricity or batteries needed.)

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    That must be terribly frustrating! I hope you manage to figure out the WordPress thing – I’ve been nervous of trying the new editor!

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  8. I am now so glad I haven’t clicked on the “block editor” thingy yet! That’s been more luck, resistance to change and busyness, than any wisdom or knowledge…
    Ah, how disappointing! It’s similar to the birds (and possums) we have over here. If they would eat a few vegetables / fruits totally, without waste, one wouldn’t mind sharing a bit (to an extent of course :-)) but they demolish a whole crop and waste so much! Good luck with the trapping – what do you do with them then? Keep us posted please.

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  9. Oh no! How frustrating. I know how it feels – as above I have lost loads to the birds and rabbits. 🌺

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