One day I was sitting and watching a raccoon in the woods. I was very still and breathing slowly, so I would not scare it.
The raccoon saw me and took a few steps in my direction. I continued to be as still as possible.
The raccoon looked at me and decided to get closer. This continued until the it was right next to me. The raccoon grabbed my finger with his paw. Then he let go of my finger and ran off into the woods.
Every since that day I have been fascinated by these animals. They are adaptable, intelligent, and curious; I am too.
I even got a raccoon tattoo on my shoulder to commemorate the event.