Last night, while on our second loop around the block, we heard a rustling noise coming from a neighbor's front yard. Our dog stopped in her tracks. So did I. I was peering through the dark and at first, I thought it was a cat. Nope, I thought, way too loud and way too big to be a cat. So then I thought maybe it was a dog. But then I noticed it was a lot more than just 4 legs -- instead, I saw 4 sets of legs! Much to my surprise, it was a family of raccoons scrambling up the tree. Three of the raccoons hurried up to the branches, but one stayed back, cemented to the base of the trunk. I thought the raccoon was preparing to come charging towards us, but instead, as we quickly scurried on our way, we saw the raccoon following us with its eyes the entire way until we were safely out of sight. I have to admit, it was a little terrifying, even though I normally think raccoons are so darn adorable!
Long story short, I am pretty sure the raccoon family we spotted was a sign -- a sign of how awesome Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be. Can't wait to see Rocket Raccoon in action :)