I guess this is good practice for when (if) I move out to the inaka in Japan. A family of raccoons moved under our deck but has since relocated to a den somewhere else on our property but I can hear the babies squeaking at night (even as I type this). I saw them and they’re pretty cute and to be honest their squeaking and foraging for food in our garbage is a lot easier to fall asleep to than the sound of a fox. I live near a state park so I’m used to the sounds of different kinds of wildlife but nothing is worse than the sound of a fox. It’s eerie and if you didn’t recognize it, you’d think someone was being attacked. But, that’s what you get when you live where I do. It’ll be an interesting change to possibly dealing with wild monkeys, deadly centipedes, and massive crows that band together and kill people just like in The Birds (true story) but I’ll take it in stride and pray that my apartment isn’t on the ground floor.