Lak, I pulled an old picture out on you. That one is from 2013. I was just showing why I don't think much about possums and coons.... Sweet 14 is still on radar...……….. I don't care how many persimmons that coons and possums get, because we have plenty for all wildlife. Persimmons are the greatest deer attractant on my property - even better than chestnuts and Sawtooth Acorns. I have sawtooth acorns laying all over the ground right now, but every persimmon that hits the ground is eaten. I had a camera on the trail leading to one persimmon tree - not actually on the tree but just on the trail. I would get over 1,000 pictures in 5 days just on deer walking back and forth to the tree. Evidently coons and possums aren't eating all of the persimmons in my trees, because I was there just yesterday and saw plenty still hanging in the trees. And, if I ever do have a problem with coons and possums, I certainly know how to take them out. That is no problem. God gave me dominion over the earth, and if I need to exercise that right, I sure can! But for the time being it is a persimmon LOVE FEST here. All critters are welcome - except for coyotes which I will blow away on sight! Have a good one!!!