Raccoon Gives Onlookers A Shock After Scaling Apartment Building And Jumping Off Like A Flying Squirrel 😮
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A sighting of a raccoon scaling the side of a condominium on the ninth floor in Ocean Side, New Jersey, riveted onlookers below.

South Carolina resident Micha Rea was strolling along the boardwalk with friends when he noticed the furry daredevil. He immediately took out his smartphone to capture the moment.




In the video, Rea pans from the critter holding on for its life to a shot of the gathering crowd. A woman exclaims, "Oh, my word," as others gasp.

Animal control personnel were among the spectators, according to Fox 29.

Rea managed to pan back over to the critter just as it sprang off the building, splaying out its limbs like a squirrel in flight.

The crowed gasped again as the airborne raccoon fell nine stories, passing a resident trying to rescue it from the balcony, and landed with an audible thud onto the sand below. The accidental acrobat recovered within seconds and scampered off.

Much to everyone's relief, the fall did not appear to harm the raccoon.

People provided scientific explanations for the raccoon's seemingly miraculous recovery.





Explanations aside, the raccoon is still a badass.

An impressed viewer came up with a name for the death-defying critter.

People wondered why the raccoon would climb so high up the building in the first place.


A user responded that the critters are known for their climbing prowess, though not generally on manmade structures.

Another asked about the significance of the raccoon's daring ascent in broad daylight.



The stunt didn't end fatally, and crowd erupted in applause as the raccoon made its exit from the scene. Just another exciting day at the Ocean City boardwalk!


H/T - YouTube, Twitter, Fox29

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