Racoon takes a liking to NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - August 19, 2009

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.

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