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I can't find what could be eating my strawberries. As soon as they are ready, I am always 8 hours of sleep to late to collect them. I put a net that is almost impossible or a bird (although they may get crafty?) I have mostly Indian mynah around. I have not seen any lizard nearby and that's about it on what I can see.enter image description here Attaching photo.

Usually is like a very clean cut, not messy as other pictures I found.

It is usually more taken than the one on this picture but it seems more "cut" than messed around or with deep holes in it.

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    What's around for gastropods? Slugs and snails can leave quite a neat "cut" and love strawberries, while laughing at the average fence.
    – Ecnerwal
    Nov 28, 2022 at 14:13
  • Does look like slug/snail damage.
    – Jurp
    Nov 28, 2022 at 20:29
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    Should I use those small pellets that kills them around it? Nov 30, 2022 at 19:45

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As mentioned it's definitely damage from snails, we get similar damage if we have neglected to spread the slug bait.

Snails eat a wide variety of foods. They will munch on anything from lettuce and other leafy greens to ripe fruits like strawberries and blueberries. There are a few snails that prefer eating fruit more than others, which is why they have been given a common name: strawberry pig.

From snailpedia

Apart from slug bait, some suggested remedies quoted are Coffee, Vinegar, Garlic and Eggshells and Citrus Peels.

There are several ways to keep these pests from your favorite fruit; however, the safest and pocket-friendly way to keep them off is doing it the organic/traditional ways. Here are 5 tips on keeping your strawberries slug and snails free!

From thehometome.

I don't think that eggshells will work, the snail's foot is pretty robust, but other remedies might work.

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  • Coffee, Vinegar, Garlic and Eggshells and Citrus Peels would work how? Jan 30, 2023 at 3:44
  • I have quoted it and provided a reference to it. It is not my claim. And I am debunking the eggshell right away. Jan 31, 2023 at 4:18

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