No apricots this year.
I have one tree left and raccoons cleaned them out just before they were ripe.
How do I know they were raccoons? They left behind a bunch of broken branches. Possum are lighter and less likely to break branches.
I understand that black bears (and moose!!!) make growing fruit a challenge up north. A black bear can tear the limbs off of a fully grown apple tree as it shinnies out to get the ripest apples near the ends of the branches.
It is my impression from growing sweet corn that raccoons are very sensitive to electrical shock. I could run a hot wire around the "serious" orchard but that seems like a lot of work and I have never had much predation on the apple or pear crop.
Another option is to harvest the raccoon population and turn them into meatloaf. Following the "harvest" idea to its logical conclusion, that means most fruit that ripens before the huge surge that starts in early-September will face very heavy pressure because there are not many other fruit trees producing in this period. I really don't have the fire in my belly to process a dozen raccoon carcasses in the July or August heat.