VIDEO: Raccoon escapes rising floodwater in N.C.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
VIDEO: Raccoon escapes rising floodwater near Crabtree Creek in North Carolina
A resourceful raccoon refused to give up when rushing water trapped it on a rock.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A raccoon, who got stranded in rising floodwater, made a daring escape Thursday in Raleigh, North Carolina.

An news crew spotted the distressed mammal while near Crabtree Creek as Tropical Storm Michael moved through the area.

As the water rose, the raccoon realized it would have to make a break for it. So it jumped in the water and swam to higher ground without too much trouble.