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Osteospermum > Leaves > Holes in leaves or leaves chewed off

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  • Rabbit damage 1
  • Rabbit damage 2
  • Rabbit damage 3

Rabbit

  • All or large sections of leaves are cut off and missing, leaving only a stem or petiole
  • Plants are cut off with a clean-cut angle (45°), not ragged
  • Animal foot prints or droppings may be seen near plant
  • Damage often happens suddenly, often overnight
  • More information on rabbits
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  • Deer damage 1
  • Deer damage 2
  • Deer damage 3

Deer

  • All or large sections of leaves are cut off and missing, leaving only a stem or petiole
  • Plants are not cut off clean, but ragged
  • Animal foot prints or droppings may be seen near plant
  • Damage often happens suddenly, often overnight
  • More information on deer

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