Tightrope Walking Raccoon!

By: CNN
By: CNN

Wearing a mask around its eyes, it walked a tightrope. No, not some costumed performer: a raccoon.

Usually you see them in your garbage, but Mavis Knight looked out her kitchen window and saw what this raccoon was doing.

There, outside her Toronto home, she saw a raccoon upright, using utility wires as a tightrope.

She figured her husband might not believe her story so she took out her phone to document it.

Going from the tree in Mavis' yard to trees a football field or so away.

Now sure you can see plenty of trained animals walk a tightrope on YouTube, like Rodney the rat.

It took 9 months of training for Ozzydog to do this. And a circus can teach a goat to walk a rope with a monkey on its back. But a wild raccoon?

Raccoons are known for having extremely dexterous, hypersensitive front paws.

In honor of its daring hijinks, one Youtuber added James Bond music.

But it was less 007, more flying Wallenda. You know nik Wallenda, the daredevil who crossed Niagara Falls last summer on a high wire.
The trip took flying Wallenda 25 minutes.

It took flying raccoona 1 minute. Flying Wallenda held a balancing pole. Flying raccoona clutched a second wire.

Flying Wallenda was required to wear a safety harness, no harness for flying raccoona.

When flying Wallenda made it to the other side, he pumped a fist and blew a kiss, but we swoon for the no drama raccoon.


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