I may have mentioned that we have a family of raccoons that has lived under the trailer for generations. They are not afraid of us, not the way deer or squirrels are, but not comfortable with us either. Raccoons are pretty solitary even with each other, you see.
But they do come up to the step, and my husband sometimes gives them a cracker or bit of fruit. Which they take and bolt. See above about being solitary. But one last night was bolder than most, and when my husband moved a cracker from the step...to the porch...to the bit of living room inside the doorway...it followed him. Each time it got a cracker; each time it scarpered away to the bottom of the steps to eat.
Until, finally, he didn't set the cracker down at all. He just held it out.
And the raccoon reached out, grabbed it with its own paws....and ran all the way to the gate, like a little kid who's just touched the doorknob on the haunted house.