Work proceeds after raccoons momentarily halt crane

Apparently, even raccoons don't like all of the high-rises sprouting up like weeds around Ballard.

According to a great scoop by King 5, two raccoons had climbed 150 feet up a tower crane this morning, creating a home behind the crane's cab and effectively halting the giant apartment-making machine. The crane is being used to build a 304-unit apartment complex on NW Market St and 24th Ave NW.

Witnesses said the raccoons were big, like dogs, according to King 5.

While humane traps were set out to capture them, it appears the critters had their moment of fun and mischief and left of their own accord.

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