Like much of suburban North America, this city makes for fine raccoon habitat. I know one or two do the rounds every night, setting off the motion-sensing security lights up and down the street, but every so often we'll see one following the same routes in broad daylight. During last summer's record-hot days, they came out from daytime hiding spots to take advantage of bird baths and fish ponds. Now, February, is the start of the breeding season in warmer parts of the continent, and occasionally during daylight hours pairs will be seen courting, which involves a lot of cat-and-mouse and alarming yowling.
I don't know what this one was looking for yesterday. Food? Water? Love?