sandrapemberton said:i live in kagel cyn near sylmar and have raised beds i noticed whole cucumbers missing and no summer squash or zuccini very little on the plants like nothing then this morn i found cucs half eaten or completely eaten and still nothing on the squash plants i think im going to spend the night in my garden
Try an experiment: put out a planter tray filled with water near your beds. If the critters are just after water they will leave your vegetables alone and drink the water. I always have one near my vegetable patch, chiefly to keep the squirrels at bay. It works really well.
If you want to catch the culprit(s) creep up on the vegetable patch after 11PM with a powerful flashlight and turn it on at last minute. That should blind them for a few seconds and give you the opportunity to see what your dealing with. It's up to you to decide to bring a varmint rifle or not.