Growing up a farm boy I learned from early on that the critters posted here were varmints. Raccoons were bad news whether in the sweet corn patch or the hen house.
And groundhogs were considered a problem in both crop fields and pastures not to mention the garden.
However as the years have passed my view of these animals have changed. Now I welcome a close encounter with either species and a typical encounter today results in a few photo and then we all go home none the worse for the wear.