Do these deers have prehensile lips?
I'm missing tomatoes. San Marzanos. When they get big enough to be of interest, they vanish, usually leaving behind the stem and petals (?). The resident deer herd has given the occasional haircut - nothing too serious - but I have to suspect them. If they are indeed the perps, they are reaching into the plant and plucking the whole fruit with teeth and lips.
My friend thinks it is raccoons but they would have to climb up into the plant and there is no sign of broken branches etc. Plus we don't have many of the little buggers.
One would tend to suspect the human variety, but no one ever goes back there, and the toms are quite green when they enter the realm of lost veg.