Intro: Protect Peaches From Possum in Friendly Way
This is not my usual instructables but what the heck. The peach tree in my backyard has started to bear fruits and the annoying possum has come along to eat them before is ripped. I don't hate possums but is just so annoying for them to bite on each fruits. Anyway I came out with this simple idea to keep away from possum. I guess you can use this for other fruits as well.
What you need:
1. Large plastic cups
4. Metal rod/stick
Step 1: Make a Hole at the Bottom of the Cup
The easiest way to make a whole at the bottom of the cup is to heat up a metal rod and melt it through the bottom. This is much easier than cutting a whole.
Step 2: Make a Slit on the Side and Bottom
Use a scissors or blade and cut all the way on one side and at the bottom until you can open the cup in halves.
Step 3: Slide in the Peach Into the Cup
Gently place the cup over the fruit and position the fruit stem right through the hole at the bottom of the cup. See image
Step 4: Finally, Tape the Slit
Tape the slit so that it doesn't open and fall off. Repeat the process for the other peaches.