I wanna kill whatever did this!

newgen(9 Central California)July 25, 2012

My 4' tall Kadota fig was found dead in this condition. Just 2 days ago, it was healthy, I was looking forward to getting some fruits. From the teeth mark, what do you guys think? Ground squirrel, gopher, or?? There are ground squirrels around my area, but in 7 years I've never any plant die like this. Would rabbits do this? Thanks,

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

You may still be able to get parts of it to root. Sorry, no idea what critter might do that.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:32AM
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melvee(7)

beaver? do you have those where you are?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 8:33PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Beaver? It's quite hot and dry where I am, not like Oregon or Washington, where I understand beavers can be a problem.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 10:03PM
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laccanvas

Squirrel maybe. They chew when they are thirsty? Leave a pan of water out. I don't know if you have armadillos ...do they chew tree bark?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 2:51PM
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karyn1(7a)

Maybe a woodchuck? We usually call them groundhogs or whistle pigs around here.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:45AM
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