At least, we think it's coyotes. DH said he'd heard they've been known to eat melons . Well, the past 2 mornings, we've discovered melons strung across the yard. They can't get a good bite on the watermelons (just drag them out by the vines & leave teeth marks on 'em), but the cantaloupes are being destroyed. We put the DH-lookalike scarecrow next to the patch yesterday, but it didn't deter them. Lost 2 more melons last night....and they were still green inside! Any quick-fix ideas how to deter them? Can't stay awake all night trying to get a shot @ them. DH wonders if human urine scent would keep them @ bay?