While sitting here reading about urban raccoons, I had to grab a flashlight and check out the noises in my urban (town of 45,000) backyard. Four raccoons are currently frolicking out there, totally undisturbed by me or my brilliant flashlight. And during the day, several squirrels raid my bird feeder. No turtles, but lots of cute little lizards, and some very energetic gophers. I am host to quite a menagerie.