The Culprit — Identified!

I had suspected an Italian rabbit, since most of my eggplant was eaten along with zucchini, Lacinato Kale, and Italian frying peppers, but Katy’s mom spotted a large well-fed Woodchuck sneaking through the garden. A few minutes later we saw him on his hind legs feeding on gooseberries. This confirms Greg’s suspicion about the new burrow under my barn. He also did a number on two out of three clumps of Black-Eyed Susans. No wonder I can’t grow perennials.