Friday, May 13, 2016

Daredevil raccoon climbed down 10-storey building to escape from animal control

A raccoon in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who clawed her way down a 10-storey building has proved that the creatures are not to be underestimated. The slick manoeuvre was captured on video by animal control workers.

According to Bill Dowd, owner of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, the company went to the building after they got a call about a raccoon that was stuck on a 10th floor balcony. An unusual call, Dowd decided to capture the encounter on camera.

Approaching the critter on the balcony with a net, Dowd attempted to get close enough to capture the creature so that he could take it down in the elevator. However, the raccoon had other ideas. Glancing up at Dowd, the raccoon paused for a moment and then turned and casually walked over to the corner. She then hoisted herself over the balcony railing and looked back at Dowd.

YouTube link.

As he slowly approached with the net, the raccoon gripped the wall and began climbing down while still facing upwards. She then slowly scaled down the wall with her bare claws, making her way to a fifth floor balcony. From there she moved to another section of wall and continued while facing downwards before hopping off the wall and scampering away into a wooded area.

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