What is eating my black eyed susan.

(Question)

Hi,
Thank you for your answer but I don’t think rabbits can reach up a couple of feet just to eat the flowers without the rest of the plants being disturbed or eaten. See attached photo, just the flowers snipped off.
Thank you.

(Answer)

Thanks for sending the photograph.  This has had us a little perplexed as well.  Squirrels, rats and mice are all known for chewing flowerheads off at the base of the flower. These animals usually leave bits of flower debris behind after chewing on the flower heads.

The teeth of a rabbit are razor-sharp and the damage will look as though someone expertly cut the plant stems. A perfect, clean  45 degree angle cut. They will stand on their hind legs to reach the flowers  without damaging the lower leaves of the plant.