noise woke me at 4:30. stumbld out of bed & saw on back portal a pair of raccoons. one scamperd off when I lit up the space. but the more persistent one kept on its task. it had been on the table on which I keep a plastic container full of dry food for Jonathan & other neighborhood felines. it had knockd the container from the table & was attempting to pry open the lid. I bangd on a glass door till it too left.