Gardening in San Jose, California -- USDA Zone 9b, Sunset Zone 16.
I started carrot and coriander seedlings about three weeks ago, for the winter. My coriander seedlings were about 2 cm high, and had put out their first true leaves. The carrot seedlings were a bit smaller, but coming along nicely.
Some time yesterday -- I am not sure whether it was during the day, or at night -- something came along and munched every last carrot and coriander seedling to the ground. My nearby lentils, green onions, and mature carrots (I'm growing some more carrots, for seed) were untouched.
I have occasional problems with snails, but I haven't seen any for several weeks. I also do not see any slime trails in the vicinity of my vegetable garden. I have never seen evidence of any burrowing animals in my yard. The nearby park has ground squirrels and gophers, but they would have to tunnel under several roads to get here.
Who are my likely suspects, and how do I discourage them?
Thanks for your advice!
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