What's chomping on my peppers?
Remember I said I had some broken branches, low and on a few plants close to each other? Well, I found more, and then maybe 30 ft away in another bed I found a Hinkelhatz with chomped lower growth and a HOLE dug next to it! I poked a wire down in and hit solid dirt (beds are about 8" of nice loose composted horse manure/bedding on top of compacted sandy loam on top of ledge).
So I don't think something tunneled up, but there wasn't any dirt thrown around from digging either (or piled in a hill from tunneling up). Wondering what the varmint could be and what I can do - the plant(s) look OK other than some nibbled lower growth, whatever it is isn't disturbing the roots yet.