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23/11/2013 at 19:22

Last night, we found one of our pumpkins broken in half and hidden in a bush.  There were no seeds or anything anywhere but there were a few bite marks on each side of the remaining half.  It's not a big deal to us, but we're a bit stumped on what it could be.  Especially since it was gone without a trace this morning.  A deer, maybe?  Is that typical deer behavior?  Here are pictures of the bites for reference.

One: http://i.imgur.com/GqTGe2j.jpg
Two: http://i.imgur.com/rimXERR.jpg

23/11/2013 at 20:04

I think I'd blame humans for that.

23/11/2013 at 21:00

Freddie Starr???

23/11/2013 at 21:17

Rats?

Fox?

23/11/2013 at 21:19

I don't know of any rats or foxes with jaws able to get around a pumpkin that size.  As I said - humans. 

24/11/2013 at 00:48

Honestly, that's what I was afraid of.  I couldn't find any images of animal bites that looked at all like what we saw.  Thanks for your help.

24/11/2013 at 14:42

If an old badger had lost both its upper and lower canines, those toothmarks would fit but I do think that's unlikely!  Are there similar marks on the inside (probably difficult to tell)?  If there is a squashed flat section instead, then it just might be deer (which have no upper teeth, just a boney plate.)  I'm with Dove though and if I was a gambing man, my money would be on humans, probably inebriated ones at that.

24/11/2013 at 15:40

Happened on a Friday night - someone on the way home maybe??? Bit off more than they could chew? 

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