Deter Raccoons With Pantyhose

This quick pantyhose trick will deter raccoons from munching on your melons.
By Norma Tyree
June/July 2012
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Don’t let hungry foragers feast on your delicious melons.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/HEIKO KIERA


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I previously had trouble with raccoons eating my cantaloupe before they could ripen. Now, to deter the raccoons, I buy the cheapest pantyhose I can find and put the small cantaloupe inside it before the melons start ripening. 

The pantyhose stretches as the melon grows. Now I can enjoy my vine-ripened cantaloupe. 

Norma Tyree
Russellville, Arkansas 








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