6 varmints that we should embrace: Raccoons
Sorry, but although they are cute, I've had cats killed by raccoons and damage to my house and plants. They are very destructive, uprooting tomatoes and breaking the plants but not eating them and ripping tiles off the roof, never mind the feces on the roof and the tormenting of my dog. They also break pots and try to get in through windows.
The tormenting of the dog is a problem for us. We recently adopted a dog that was labeled beagle mix. Turns out she is actually mostly a dog bred to "tree" raccoons. Needless to say, she gets quite worked up when she sees one.