Raccoon’s amazing tightrope act captured on video

If raccoons resemble bandits, with their dark facial markings, then the raccoon in the accompanying video resembles a bandit making a daring escape.

The footage was captured in a Toronto neighborhood by a woman who describes the critter as “very, very clever” as it carefully scoots across one power line, while on its hind legs, and holding onto another line with its front paws.

This escapade made Canada’s CTV News on Tuesday, with the headline: “Raccoon Makes High-Wire Escape.”

Very clever indeed.