This is a terrible picture but if I had opened the door to get a better one...well...I just wasn't that brave. I have never seen a raccoon this close before and I did not know they were this BIG. It looked bigger than our 30 lbs dog Clifford. We were getting a kick out of seeing the kittens and the Mommy come by for food...but I don't think I am ready for a raccoon here. If we lived in the country and had land it would be different, but we live in a subdivision with the houses close together. Sure we have lots of big trees all over and I love to watch the squirrels jump from limb to limb and from tree to tree...and rabbits every where, and beautiful birds stopping by our windows.. sitting in our trees.....but I don't know anything about raccoons. Are they nice? I know Renie will know. So I hope you stop by Renie and tell me about them.