Cucumber Plants
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What animal eats cucumbers?

Zone Chesterfield, MO | tobykeane986 added on July 11, 2019 | Answered

Small ones are chomped but the large cukes are literally scooped out. We are trying to figure out if it's a squirrel or a rabbit based on those large front teeth. Could the squirrels be climbing a 5' fence and eat cukes one after another? Your thoughts please.

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    MichiganDot
    Answered on July 11, 2019

    You'll have to catch the critter in the act to know for sure what is eating your cukes. Don't rule out raccoons or groundhogs; those guys can climb fences and dig under them. Critters seek out cucumbers and tomatoes when they need water. The following article on raccoon control will also control rabbits and squirrels. For rabbits, fencing should have holes less than an inch in size. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/getting-rid-raccoons.htm

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