My brother and family were down yesterday for a BBQ. While we were relaxing on the porch at about 7:45, my niece spotted a raccoon coming from between two houses across the street.
He was a raccoon on a mission, apparently, and headed straight across the street to the tree right next to my porch - less than 6 feet away from us. He climbed the tree and disappeared somewhere on my neighbor's roof.
Based on his behavior, I get the feeling this is a regular route for him. I'm going to have to start hanging out on the porch at that time in the evening.
He was a younger, well-fed, handsome little bugger too.