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Raccoon climbs 700-foot-tall Toronto crane, poops at the top

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 16, 2015 9:52 pm

If you thought Vancouver had the most rebellious raccoons in the country, you could be wrong.

A raccoon with no fears of heights is famous on social media after it climbed a 700-foot-tall (213 metre) construction crane on Yonge Street near the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto.

On Thursday morning, crane operator Robert MacFarlane captured photos of the urbanized critter climbing up the ladder towards where he was positioned.

But before making its way down, MacFarlane tweeted that the raccoon also defecated at the top of the crane. The animal managed to reach the ground safely.

The photos were posted onto his Twitter and Instagram accounts and have now gone viral.

This comes after the City of Toronto’s recent announcement that it will be rolling out a new raccoon-proofed garbage bin design to reduce incidents of knocked over bins and spilled trash.

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