The world has a new balancing act, Nik Wallenda, but to book him for a performance we might have to search a few local green bins.
A YouTube user has uploaded a video of a raccoon tightrope walking on utility wires, suspended above houses as it shimmies across a gap between two poles.
The raccoon, called "very clever" by the video's narrator, stays stable by placing its front paws on the upper wire and standing on its back paws.
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The video has been seen nearly 81,000 times since it was uploaded on April 5.
There must have been a tempting barbecue on the other side of that set of wires.
The user who uploaded the video posted that it was filmed in Toronto. Fitting, that this four-legged performer would make an appearance in a city where raccoons are often considered a plague upon lawns, not to mention the organic waste disposal system that leads them head first into everyone's kitchen scraps.
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