Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

13 June, 2018, 14:35 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Raccoon scales office tower in Minnesota captivating the public

Right now in Minnesota, a humble raccoon has taken on a lofty challenge: it's scaling a skyscraper, and we're all really anxious about it.

According to Nelson, when a maintenance crew managed to get the animal to leave the ledge, it only jumped onto a nearby building.

Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon #mprraccoon, a hashtag that spread around the world.

The furry critter's ascent up the UBS Tower, as it clung only to the building's rough exterior more than 20 stories above the ground, started to stress people out on Twitter. That's when it started climbing.

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Paige Donnelly Law, who is also on the 23rd floor, tweeted that they were told live traps have been put on the roof of the building in hopes the raccoon will make it up there.

The city's mayor, Melvin Carter, assured raccoon-watchers help was on the way.

Many expressed concern for the raccoon's safety - wondering aloud about possible rescue scenarios.

"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

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The adventurous animal was first spotted Monday on a second-story ledge of the Town Square building.

Whatever fate awaits the wild creature, it's now achieved whatever level of fame that an animal hits when it gets multiple Twitter accounts.

This article was updated to reflect the lack of information on the raccoon's situation following its ascension to the roof.

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