I’d protected the veggies from the dog and the slugs but my ripe veggies and new seedlings continued to disappear. A quick check with the thermal imaging camera confirmed my suspicions – rats. A plastic owl from your local Bunnings or online from Masters does an amazingly effective job of solving this problem.
The first couple of weeks of the plastic owl in my garden startled me when it caught my eye and owls don’t try to kill and then eat me very often. Imagine the effect on a rat! Evolution is on your side.