Fruit trees & raccoons.
I have six fruit trees spaced about 10 feet apart. For the past two years I have been cleaned out overnight by raccoons right before harvest time. After doing considerable studying on the matter, I have concluded that my best two choices for deterring the raccoons is; 1) a metal baffle around the trunk of the tree, or 2) an electric fence around the trees. If I use a baffle, does anyone have a design that I could use temporarily, just during harvest time and take apart easily? If I use an electric fence, does anyone know if I can connect eight circular loops in a string to one controller or does it have to be a non-loop configuration?