Caught on Camera: Our garden’s melon thieves

This gardening thing was just raised to a whole new level! Winter squash and melons that were looking great have been decimated. Really frustrating! We set up the night camera and caught these. Hold on to your pants!

Coyote in CL Garden Fox in CL Garden

We’ve seen their handiwork before. Remember this?


We’re currently researching deterrents to keep these creatures from coming back and having their way with our line up of produce for next year’s magazines. Anyone got any ideas? We’d love to hear them!


  1. Crisp Greens and Colorful Squash: The Cooking Light Garden in Early October | Cooking Light

    […] pretty variety on the plant, as it colors from yellow-green to orange and red. And despite those hungry coyotes, we managed to snag a colorful harvest of winter squash and a few […]

    October 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  2. Mary Beth Shaddix

    Both! Good eyes. The larger photo is a coyote, and then a few hours later we snapped a pair of foxes on the night camera. I think the foxes are going back for seconds after the coyotes drag away the pumpkins and melons.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:41 am
  3. Holly Willson Norton

    Is that a fox or a coyote?

    July 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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