Daredevil raccoon scales 10 stories of a building before launching into the air: Watch
The raccoon managed to scale 10 stories of a building in New Jersey before launching off into the air, but landed unharmed and scampered away, much to onlookers' amazement.
Here's something you didn't know about raccoons. The furry little bandits can run up to 15 mph and can fall 35 to 40 feet without injury, according to the University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Web (ADW).
The proof of that fact was captured on tape on Friday after a raccoon somehow managed to scale 10 floors of a building in New Jersey. After finding no escape route, the rodent launched into the air, much to the breathtaking amazement of onlookers.
Then, miraculously, the rodent landed in a sand pit and scampered away seemingly unharmed as onlookers were left amazed. “He’s fine,” a bystander was heard saying as the animal ran off.
Micah Rea of Greenville, S.C., captured the viral footage while on vacation with friends in Ocean City, FOX 6 Now reported. He said he was biking on the boardwalk when he spotted the raccoon scaling an apartment complex. Animal control and onlookers were all reportedly watching when the raccoon fell. According to the report, it was not clear why the raccoon was climbing the apartment building.
Watch the gobsmacking video below:
That's a daredevil raccoon if we've ever seen one!! It climbed roughly 9 stories up a building in New Jersey. Then it turned around and jumped from the building, spiraling toward the ground. We give him a 10/10 on the landing. #fox10phoenix https://t.co/93mm8R6YWh pic.twitter.com/XsN01vfyJi— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) September 21, 2018