It’s been a month since I bought the Scarecrow Sprinkler, so here is a follow up video I posted on youtube. The good news is, the sprinkler is doing its job: The raccoons are still in my backyard but they have learned to stay away from my veggie pad. The one thing I am concerned about is having the water on and connect through a hose to the system 24/7. So after a leak with a light duty hose I upgraded to a more robust heavy-duty hose that is doing the job…
A more expensive alternative is the hose-free Havahart Sprinkler, it looks like a solid system and just like the Scarecrow Sprinkler has favorable reviews on Amazon. But it is almost 4x the price (ca. $180).
The follow-up video shows night-vision footage of the ScareCrow sprinkler and I was actually able to film a raccoon. I used a trail camera that is also motion activated and would start recording whenever something would cross its path. I’m still looking for that “money shot” of a raccoon being hit by the scrinkler water, and I’ll post it as soon as it happens. 🙂
Overall, I’m very happy with the system. No battery drain, consistant motion sensor, no leaks once I replaced the hose and most importantly, finally, I’ve been able to keep my friendly neighborhood raccoon away from my veggies. As a matter of fact it’s been weeks since I’ve found any traces of him actually entering my yard. I’m hoping he is moving on to easier pastures.