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I understand...I kept looking at them thinking it may have been something other than a critter but if they were already established and no longer plantlets it probably isn't what I was thinking....
 
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@David from Dothan can't that trap be but on the ground?...a few years back I caught squirrels sitting on our decking destroying my bottle brush shoots for the nectar and I brought a cage and place the nut on the trap like you've done the food in the pic and they was cheeky snatching it and getting out, so I put nuts outside the trap trailed 3 along put two on top of the ledge and two after and bingo...each day one was caught and then released, although your supposed to kill them here in the UK but instead my hubby released them over the canal.
Yes......I put it on the ground, in the greenhouse. Had to put it on to of the fence to get a better snapshot of the trigger/bait pad for you. Two years ago, I caught and relocated (MILES away) 19 grey squirrels using a larger version of this trap.....and, ACTUALLY, scored a double catch in one trap......TWICE.
 

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ACTUALLY, scored a double catch in one trap......TWICE.
Well I never caught like that but you need to use more food to make them greedy...I had to move my bottle brushes in to the ground in the garden and they was going lovely and last winter how the temps was up and down here..i lost 7 in total, it did my neck in :(
 
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This may be unliked but I really don't think an animal ate those plants. It would not be mowed off like it is...Animals are not that neat...I see something else in that pic...
 
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I think the plants got attacked with "damp-off ".. The base of them are shriveled and the tops quickly shrivel up ending up looking like that. No animal will knock over every plant like that and eat every top off..they are very sloppy...

Have no idea where this pic came from, it was in a file on my front page, but look at how these plants have fallen over. They died from " damp off ".
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I think the plants got attacked with "damp-off ".. The base of them are shriveled and the tops quickly shrivel up ending up looking like that. No animal will knock over every plant like that and eat every top off..they are very sloppy...

Have no idea where this pic came from, it was in a file on my front page, but look at how these plants have fallen over. They died from " damp off ".
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That's, totally, a possibility........but, there's NO remnants of the tops, at all......the tops appear to have just been bitten off.
 
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Yes and because of the disease, the small tops will dry quickly to dust. I have had this in my mind since you first posted the pic.

Thanks for not taking offense.
 
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Had TWO sprung traps
David if your traps was sprung like you said...i'd reset them add more food like I mentioned and see where you go from there and hopefully you'll catch the blighter...I hate it when things you do get destroyed :mad: I brought a nice plant early this year that a slug destroyed caught it 2nd night of looking at 1am in the morning...the things we do :LOL:
 
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Maybe if you have a critter that you can not catch, you should think about caging in your pot of plants s that he can't get to them....at least for the moment...
 
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Maybe if you have a critter that you can not catch, you should think about caging in your pot of plants s that he can't get to them....at least for the moment...
Ohhh, I'll catch him.......IF he comes back. Hope he got hit on the noggin by the last sprung trap and that it deters him from returning.
 
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