Yes, sometimes they can be a nuisance. Yes, they can get into your trash cans. Unlike our home in the Northwest, we have only seen them a few times here at The Azure Gate. Once several got in a "fight" with a young Bobcat. And another time they drank all of the nectar in one of our hummingbird feeders.
But when I come across them in the wilderness they seem --- more lovable.
Here are a few wilderness Raccoon photos:
And perhaps my favorite of all: