Yesterday morning I took a walk down the length of the driveway to check on the plants in the bed alongside it. I noticed that my peppers plants looked a bit odd. They were sheered evenly along the top. Hot peppers and sweet peppers alike were affected. Then I noticed that the buds on my 'Chicago Peace' rose were gone as well.
There are two large rabbits and a tiny baby that have the front yard as part of their turf. Rabbits have been running around the front for years. I always make sure that any plant on their diet is along the front walk which they tend to avoid. I have never had a problem with them eating pepper plants. Even if they suddenly developed a taste for them, wouldn't they eat from the bottom up and not the top down?
There are deer very close, the mountain is full of them. I am hoping that this was an isolated incident. I moved once because I could not deal with deer eating everything in sight!
What do you think? Would rabbits stand on their hind legs and sheer off the top of a plant? I have a bad feeling about this...