I don't remember ever seeing a raccoon in the valley. Ever. I had heard that there are some around, but I've never seen one here. Last night I saw two in the same tree. They were up there eating hawthorne berries - the same berries that the black bears were gorging themselves on earlier this fall. It was really dark and flat colorless light, and they were in a thick dense tree - not good for photography. Too bad. Mediocre shots: