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A raccoon demonstrates her problem solving skills

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Rascal is a tame raccoon who uses her smarts and sensitive paws to open windows, unlock locks, and get to the tasty treat that awaits her. Can she make it through each obstacle? This impressive clip is from the BBC’s Animals Unexpected, narrated by biologist Lucy Cooke. The show explores how animals’ natural talents help them survive and thrive in human-made spaces around the world.

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