Yeah, I once had a stupid oppossum drown itself head down in a 2 gallon plastic bucket of water. Apparently it got its head down there, maybe slipped in more, couldn't get out because of the smooth sides.
Speaking of bold and brazen -- I was sitting on my deck eating a tomato and cheese sandwich for lunch at high noon. Noticed a moving shadow or something and looked. There was a big old raccoon, already under the patio table I was sitting at, maybe two feet away and headed straight towards
me! I stomped my feet and yelled and he turned around and waddled off - not really running.
There was nothing else on the deck he would want - pots of flowers and herbs. What was he going to do, snatch the sandwich right out of my hand?
And whatever happened to being nocturnal? I see them any time.