Question by  Rastadata (38)

How can I determine what is eating from my garden at night?

I have some kind of animal eating the vegetables in my garden, I have no idea how to stop it or what it is.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

You could stay up and wait to see what it is, it might be an urban fox they will dig up vegetables and it could be starving.


Answer by  Cokie500 (72)

Try loosening the dirt and making it muddy, or pouring flour on the ground around your vegetables of the night. Then check for footprints the next time the animal strikes.


Answer by  Aces99 (137)

We require forensics here. Look for signs of the animal such as footprints or teeth marks. Next, compare your evidence with the characteristics of local animals which might eat from your garden. In the end, you can stay up all night and watch in the dark or set up serveillance.


Answer by  Marie (778)

The best way to determine what type of animal has been in your garden is to look for tracks in the dirt. A quick internet search will help you determine the difference between footprints for deer, rabbits, woodchucks, and other animals.


Answer by  catman529 (809)

If you can get access to an infrared camera, you can take video overnight, or you could get some kind of trap and see if you can trap the animal. It could be a squirrel, deer, rabbit, racoon, or one of a few other common wild animals.

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