A couple years back I started this thread about a pretty little lily Michael W gifted me.
I still have and love these li'l dudes, but now I have a problem with them. No, not that they have grown out of control and become nuisances. They've been very well behaved, actually. My problem likely has four legs. I strolled down to my fish barn, such as it is, to do the usual feedings and admirings. The fishes were all fine and dandy. Then I went to the 100g stock tank pond out back and came to a screeching halt. I've been grazed! Some low down, filthy, nasty, fur-bearing, mammalian punk-butt thug ate my water lilies! Clearly done from above, this was no inside job. Looked much like the fairly clean snippings white-tails will inflict upon almost any plant you value.
Deer are my number one suspect based on the aforementioned evidence, but I don't think I've ever heard of a deer eating lilies. There is a squirrel trying to make itself at home in the fish barn, but squirrels tend to leave raggedy tears as a calling card. At least they do that to my sunflowers stalks. They do leave nice clean bites on small tree branch ends and such though... Other possibilities are boar, 'possom, raccoon, and sasquatches.
Any ideas out there? Anecdotal evidence? Hard scientific data? WAGs?