I have lost at least half of my Brogdon avocado crop to "fruit rats" this year. At least that's what I thought. The fruit from the upper part of the tree would fall to the ground when ripe, land softly in the grass and be ready to pickup and eat. Except when I came home from work more than half were chewed up.
Darn fruit rats, I thought. Finally caught the "rats" in the act. You'd think with all the toys we buy them they would have enough to chew on.