A raccoon with no gravity issues whatsoever climbed nine stories up the side of an Ocean City apartment building before bailing out, sans parachute.
“Nine floors high... not on a balcony,” stated Micah Rea, a South Carolina native who found himself in the right place at the right time with a raccoon who had The Right Stuff. “This is the real news,” added Rea, author of a short video dated September 21st that has since gone viral. “You won't see this in the nightly news tonight.”
Wrong, Micah, a number of news stations and websites have featured the daredevil critter because, to paraphrase WKRP's station manager, “As G-d is my witness, I thought raccoons couldn't fly.”
Not that this particular varmint flies WELL, mind you... at least he stuck the landing without sticking to the ground. The apartment's seaside location was a crucial factor; though the raccoon pancaked hard, the sand was forgiving and it immediately skedaddled away from the gathering crowd.