WATCH: Raccoon escapes burning house with daring leap


NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WTHR) - You've heard of a cat on a hot tin roof? Well, there's one poor little raccoon in New Jersey trying to reclaim that title.

He found himself trapped on a hot burning roof in a life-or-death situation. And it was all caught on video.

The house was going up in flames, and the raccoon was seen hanging onto the edge of the roof with smoke all around him.

He finally decided his best option was to make a daring jump, flipping twice, before hitting the porch roof below.

He appeared to be okay as he scampered off to the other edge of the porch and away from the fire. doubt in search of a new home.

Everyone else got out of the burning house safely, too.