Overnight all the pots of marigolds in my backyard mysteriously disappeared, and I need help finding the culprit.

Here's the crime scene photo. On Wednesday all these pots were filled with marigolds, yesterday they were gone.

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Allow me to zoom in on one of the pots so that you can see they are not just chewed on...they are completely gone.

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They do not appear to be pulled out, but there is nothing left of them. I have not yet checked to see if the root base remains in the dirt, but what kind of animal would I have in my yard that's capable of eating them all in one gulp? This is so disturbing to me, and a tad bit creepy. Just look at the disheveled mulch to the upper left of the close up.

My good friend Google tells me squirrels and rabbits don't like marigolds, and I have never had a problem like this with marigolds before and we have A LOT of squirrels and rabbits in my yard.

Who do I need to lay a whoopin' on? Deers? Woodchucks? Neighborhood squirrels? My neighbors? Help me solve this crime, please! I won't be able to sleep until justice has been served. #mamahasabbgun


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