What ate my pumpkin?

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

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    I think I'd blame humans for that.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Freddie Starr??? image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Rats?

    Fox?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

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

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • 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.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    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. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

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

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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