My plum tree, an “Imperial Epeneuse” has about 50 plums that are ripening more and more every day. A raccoon found out and tried to get some and broke a branch. I set up a “deer scare” that shoots out water on a motion detector, and a second branch got broken. I guess he’s coming in over the fence. It sure is a battle. I can’t pick the plums too soon or they won’t ripen. My grandson likes the plums so I’m trying to save as many for him as I can.