The year before last I planted different varieties of tomato plants in really large pots and used cages; they sat along a stone wall near my door and had almost a full days sun. As the tomatoes ripened something would take a huge bite out of each one......not eat the whole thing, just a large bite! I never did get to eat one!
So this past year I dug up a patch out a ways from my place and planted some more. The same thing happened!!
Since I'm just feeding some other critter, not THIS critter, I'm not going to bother with it this year. But I do wonder, what kind of animal would just take a bite out of each tomato?
Deer come out of the woods....I've seen rabbits out back....and I've heard there are racoons around, although I haven't seen them. Would any of those three be so picky? Why wouldn't they eat the whole tomato before going to the next one?