Mavis Knight was hanging out in her kitchen one day when she noticed something a little strange in her back yard. It was a raccoon moving from one tree to another, and the animal was using utility wires to get there. She figured her husband would never believe what she’d seen, so she grabbed her camera to capture the whole thing on tape. The result is a performance worthy of Cirque du Soleil Animal Edition (which they should do) and the raccoon has proven once again that these animals may eat garbage, but they’re pretty crafty and smart.

Click below to see the raccoon make his way across the wires:

This clip shows another raccoon that was showcased on America’s Funniest Home Videos. He might have gotten away with his mission if it weren't for those pesky pets: