Tip: stockpile them! Keep one by the front door, others next to the bed or in the car. You never know when one of these green monsters will come in handy, as it did for this resourceful gal:
Montana woman fends off bear attack with zucchini
By MATT VOLZ
The Associated Press
Thursday, September 23, 2010; 9:20 PM
HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home Thursday by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden.