Somebody yelled in the street at 2am. This simultaneously pisses me off, and makes me giddy at how quiet my new "normal" night-time noise level is. I grabbed a flashlight and walked through the house to make sure it was just somebody out in the street. I'm not sure what else I thought it might have been. World's worst burglar?
While walking, I spotted an animal in the back yard tottering toward my window, then saw it again a few minutes later tottering away. I shone the light out but didn't see much. It was low to the ground, bigger than most housecats, and broad for its height. Raccoon? They can get big, but I think I would have seen the markings on its fur. I'm thinking opossum. They totter.
Opossums in the neighborhood could explain the monster den in the corner of the yard.
I heard some more obnoxious voices from the road, and something like a car trying to start with a weak battery. Yeah, that's frustrating. Yelling at 2am doesn't help. Shut up.