Any experts out there? I've rarely seen a raccoon out and about in the middle of the day, but this guy is the exception. He doesn't bother me particularly, but the white eyes make me wonder if the thing is partially blind. Maybe he has cataracts? (what you see in the pic is not a reflection of the flash or anything). Aren't the eyes unusual? He ( I guess it is a he) seems to move more slow than others around the 'hood over the years, and seems to keep his nose to the ground - I'm prone to yell at him - sometimes I get a long stick and pound the ground behind him - to get him move 'in on, but he rarely gets into a full run. Maybe he's just become 'naturalized' to the urban landscape, as if there aren't any natural predators around. there certainly aren't any dogs, just cats. Any thoughts? I don't think he has rabies, judging from his behavior. I just thought that these critters are basically nocturnal. BTW, best guess is that he is moving toward the neighbors backyard shed to hole up under there for the day, that seems to be the MO. He's after food, obviously. I keep the outside feeding secure, but the ndighbors? Who knows. Maybe he is an old-timer, but how to judge that? He isn't particularly big, compared to those stories where a very large coon takes on the pack of hunting dogs, I dunno.