JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
(OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK/YouTube)

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

Over-sharing is a thing. Sometimes, people really just cross the line in the information they've decided to volunteer to us.

It's hard to control who does this to us since it tends to take us by surprise, but hearing some of the things that people have suffered having to hear can easily act as cautionary tales to us.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

We're never that surprised when we encounter people who are lackluster at their jobs. Bad waiters, rude customer service people, dishonest contractors, or inept colleagues abound throughout daily life.

But it's interesting that we expect to encounter that kind of ineptitude far less with certain professionals.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

On the internet, people tend to say things they likely would not in the real world. The anonymity of a forum or comment section--composed only of verbal contributions beneath made up names--compels us to socialize with less inhibition; we take more risks with the peers we can't see in the flesh.

Keep reading... Show less

Time and dedication is critical to learning new skills.

Keep reading... Show less