Here's the strawberry critter cover Gary and I built. I was going to use chicken wire but then I remembered we had this plastic grid on a roll that we used to protect the tree trunks from Barney scratching on them. We used zip ties to hold the plastic onto the wood frame of 2 x 2s and the top section had a 1 x 2 to reduce the weight. When I want to pick the strawberries I lift the frame off.
Hopefully this will keep the rabbits, squirrels, possums, raccoons, and birds from eating my strawberries. We shall see. In case of freezing weather I can drape a big blanket or tarp over the top. This cover is about the size of a crab trap. In fact it looks like a crab trap. Maybe it might even work as a crab trap. Ha. thanks for reading and for all your comments.