A couple in Toronto, Canada, captured the moment a raccoon decided to cool off in their pool on Thursday, July 23.
Catherine Creager and James Novak spotted this water-loving raccoon in their backyard pool in Toronto on July 23. Novak, who is heard recording the video, laughed as the creature dipped its front paws into the water.
The raccoon continued to tiptoe around the perimeter of the pool before, using the stairs, it stepped into the water and started paddling.
“The raccoon is going for a swim in our pool,” Novak says in the video. “This is insane. There is a raccoon swimming in our pool.”
Creager shared a photo of the raccoon drying off on the pool deck later the same day, joking that all he needed were “some sunnies and a cocktail.” She said the raccoon had gone for two more swims and “some leisurely laps.” Credit: James Novak via Storyful