Raccoon Goes up a Building – level 2

26-08-2019 15:00

A raccoon in Minnesota, USA, decided to climb up a 25-storey building one day. It started its journey on Monday, and workers tried to get it down, but it ignored them.

The story of the heroic raccoon soon became viral. The director of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (in which one character is an anthropomorphic raccoon) even offered $1,000 to get it down.

The animal kept going until the 23rd storey where arested on a windowsill. It made it to the top in the early hours of Wednesday.

Difficult words: viral (very popular, especially on the Internet), anthropomorphic (human-like), windowsill (a flat area outside a window).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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