That is a great story about the raccoon. I would have loved to seen that.
Reminded me about when i was a boy, Dad would always leave a bowl of dog food on our back porch facing the woods and feed 4 or 5 raccoons every night for years.
But, even though we would be sitting right inside the screen door if you would have tried to get close they would have eaten you up.
This was all way back in the day when things like that were not frowned upon.
I to stayed up to watch the Animal Planet show, even though my bed time is usually around 9 o'clock. It was worth it.