But unlike the famed magician, this Houdini has a furry tail.
New York City animal control workers had their hands full trying to catch a 25-pound male raccoon that's taken a liking to City Hall.
Houdini was captured yesterday afternoon, but figured out how to get of out the cage.
An animal control worker managed to get him a second time and dubbed him Houdini.
The man says Houdini is the strongest raccoon he's ever seen.
Officials are now evaluating Houdini for eventual release -- a long way from City Hall.