Something eating my tomatos! Suspects?
Well, after waiting all summner, just as my bigest Mortgage lifter was getting nice and ripe something has eaten half of it right on the vine. I'm suspecting a bird as I have seen them hanging out looking for bugs, little worms, etc. I don't think it's a ground based critter like a chipmunk was the tomato was about two feet up from the ground and the damage as on the top of the fruit. No teeth marks...it just looks like it was scooped away. I did see some bit of skin here and there and a few small holes which makes me suspect birds. Nothing else in the garden is touched. (Green beans, cukes, etc)
Anyone here have any ideas and what you did to try and prevent this? They seem to strike just as the fruit turns red. They don't seem to bother the green tomatos at all. My neighbor is having the same problem. Thanks!