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You can buy a motion-detector system attached to a sprinkler to spray intruders. This may be only a temporary solution, however, as predators realize the water is harmless.
Scarecrows and imitation owls similarly have initial success, but the effect may wear off.
A barking dog that lives in the backyard will help scare away scavengers.
A low-voltage electric fence around the property will keep away animals like raccoons. You can set such a fence on a timer to turn off during daylight hours (to avoid shocking children and pets).
See also Pest Control Information