VIDEO: North Carolina raccoon escapes rising floodwater

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A resourceful raccoon refused to give up when rushing water trapped it on a rock.

A raccoon that got stranded in rising floodwater made a daring escape Thursday in North Carolina.

A news crew from sister station ABC11 in Raleigh spotted the distressed mammal 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.

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