From: Central, NC
Its good for the soul of us JFB to see you folks take it in the shorts every now and then. It gives hope for all of us getting our *^%$ handed to us in other games. Not a show stopper, but a nice "clown in the closet" moment.
My tomato battle has been with a turtle family. They are coming up from the pond every other night. I noticed always the lowest on the vine, and several vines every time. No tracks, no dropping, and the local gestapo agent ( my mutt) seems to always be gone rabbit or deer hunting. I fool them though! I woke up at 4 am to do some spotlighting, and whammo i catch em. Four monsters from the deep , neck craned and picking away. Sgt Skip lying in the grass watching the action take place, now the notched ear makes sense, the coward.
Moved them back to the pond, and put a few blocks around there path, and no problems since. For deer and rabbits and damn near anything with a nose( including neighbors) you can bye this stuff that smells like dinosaur crap. Spray it around the perimeter and nothing comes near, and its even safe to spray on the plants.
One of the serious problems in planning the fight against American doctrine, is that the Americans do not read their manuals, nor do they feel any obligation to follow their doctrine