I had a close encounter with a large raccoon the other day. Here is a transcript of our conversation:
Cat: aww cute puppy dog, wait a minute, doggies don't have panda eyes, maybe a cute kitty cat, but kitty cats don't have striped tails??? It's a raccoon!
Raccoon: WTF is that? It's a human!
Cat and Racooon in unison: AAAHHHHHH!!!
Cat: running to her car with her arms flailing wildly in the air...
At one point we were face to face staring at each other, actually it was rather cute... Here is a picture of a raccoon, not the one I saw though.
(picture courtesy of Torontoist.com)