Tomato thief

alter ego hank

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Hi again,
I'm hoping to get advice on what might be stealing my tomatoes. I've never seen a possum here in 20 years but that doesn't mean there isn't one, or maybe it's a huge rat? The tomato which went was twice the size of the one in the picture and I could find no evidence of it anywhere. Incidentally, that tomato in the pic was pilfered last night in the same fashion. Snipped off above the fruit and no evidence of it being eaten on site. Would a rat be carrying it away?

I'm trying to work out what measures I need to take to protect my fruit and vege. I think I need a trail camera, this is frustrating.
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daveb

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go to sports shop and get a trail cam then see what or who is coming in
 

alter ego hank

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go to sports shop and get a trail cam then see what or who is coming in
Yeah, that's definitely a good idea. Do you know of any affordable models with night vision?
I also have some non kill small animal traps coming on loan tomorrow.
 

daveb

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check amazon i think they have the apeman trail cam with night vision at about 40 $ usd i've used both apeman and camppark cams with great luck
 
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