This is what a raccoon looks like at 700 feet
How far would you climb in Toronto to get some privacy? Our rooftopper scene is no longer limited to brave human explorers anymore, and naturally the next to attempt domination of the summit of Toronto's skyline are our most intelligent four legged friends (and foes): raccoons.
Tower crane operator Rob Mac discovered a raccoon 700 feet up above Toronto this morning, and Instagrammed the cute (if hostile) aerial stowaway / barbarian: apparently the little critter needed to go to the bathroom somewhere private. Now, its face is all over social media - isn't that always the way.
Mac reported on Twitter that the raccoon was less than pleased at his attention - "blank looks, a bit of hissing when I got close and general annoyance with my presence," but sky-high crane sightings of raccoons aren't unheard of in Toronto right now.
Maybe the furry climber was in a huff over the new green bins, or perhaps raccoon condos are the next wave in Toronto real estate. Either way, Mac reports that the animal has since vacated its position watching over us from above - for now.
Wasn't me! pic.twitter.com/dRt6Y9e0VH— Rob Mac (@SkyJacked793) April 16, 2015
@gabehurl We agreed to disagree after a hissing match.— Rob Mac (@SkyJacked793) April 16, 2015
@TheresaPolyakov Totally fearless and unintimidated by me. Basically annoyed with all of my racket.— Rob Mac (@SkyJacked793) April 16, 2015
@tvgurl I've seen evidence of raccoon visits all the time and a guy that works on the 57th floor told me he saw one on the crane last week.— Rob Mac (@SkyJacked793) April 16, 2015
When will the first flying raccoon sighting be in Toronto? Watch this page.
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