Dear Carol: Sounds like a comedy of errors!(like my last post, excusez)
Bravo Zac! Raccoons are cute but carry leptospirosis, not much fun of a horrible disease. Sorry to be a Debbie downer. On the farm I befriended some pups, and tried not to handle them without garden gloves. There were some horrible raccoon fights at night.Odd thig is, the pups purr like kittens! It was very difficult to raise the pups so your son was smart not to attempt this and let Animal Rescue do the bidding. Raccoons are notorious for having rabies (ooops another Debbie downer...hahah!).
Our farm cats did not get along with them.
Anyway, your story is one of those unique animal behavioural stories which are always so amusing and bring back many subsequent memories, thanks for these rebooted gems! Most certainly can relate to your midnight burglar with the masks, you brought a smile to my face!