Deter Raccoons With Pantyhose

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PHOTO: FOTOLIA/HEIKO KIERA
Don’t let hungry foragers feast on your delicious melons.

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