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Poor raccoon is absolutely terrified of fireworks

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The cutie found a safe space on Kentkirk's front porch behind a large stone block. Comment from discussion Enthusiasms's comment from discussion "This little guy took refuge from the fireworks on the front porch". Comment from discussion mikein3d's comment from discussion "This little guy took refuge from the fireworks on the front porch". Comment from discussion username-confirmed's comment from discussion "This little guy took refuge from the fireworks on the front porch". Comment from discussion billywilikens's comment from discussion "This little guy took refuge from the fireworks on the front porch".


Adorable hairstylist-in-training has the best salon talk with her mother

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Sometimes it can be difficult to make conversation with your hairstylist, but when your stylist is a one-year-old, she might just have important things to say. A mother-daughter duo from San Antonio, Texas made millions of people smile after video of a conversation between the two went viral. In the clip, one-year old Jayde repeats everything her mother, Kerry Robinson, says and has the perfect facial reactions to her mom's comments. "Her dad has always talked to her like a normal adult," Robinson told ABC News. "We never really did the baby talk.


5 Surprising Raccoon Superpowers

National Geographic

Yesterday, a scrawny raccoon captured hearts around the world as it attempted to scale the UBS tower in St. Paul, Minnesota. The tiny creature seemed to have gotten stuck a few stories above the ground and decided that the only way down was to keep heading up. Images of the little raccoon-that-could flooded the internet as the creature ascended the 25-story tower, taking frequent naps and breaks for grooming. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, it triumphantly climbed over the building's top ledge, greeted with a cat food snack and a cage. But climbing isn't the masked critter's only talent.


Raccoon reaches roof after scaling 25-story St. Paul tower, enters cat food-baited trap

The Japan Times

MINNEAPOLIS – A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took the animal down a freight elevator to a truck and planned to set it free in a wooded area, according to Wildlife Management Services, which provides animal control services for St. Paul. It's eating normally," said Christina Valdivia, the company's general manager, who accompanied the technicians to the rooftop. The raccoon's adventures caused a stir on social media as it scaled the tower Tuesday, with many Twitter users voicing concern for its safety or joking about the drama as its seemly death-defying climb was livestreamed by several broadcasters.


A carb-loving raccoon broke into a woman's home and ate all of her bread

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One raccoon in Toronto took the phrase "never back down" a little too seriously, after it broke into someone's home and ate all of her bread while staring at the resident. After loud noises roused wedding planner Jenny Serwylo from her sleep on Tuesday, she walked into her kitchen to find three raccoons had broken into her kitchen, according to the Star. While Serwylo was able to scare two raccoons away with a broom, one raccoon refused to budge, and seemed completely unfazed by Serwylo's presence as he sat defiantly behind her toaster oven munching on an English muffin. It's hard to not respect this raccoon's moxie. Serwylo shared a video of her stubborn raccoon intruder in an Instagram story, in addition to posting a photo of the fuzzy little bandit.