Raccoon safely climbs Minnesota building, captures internet's hearts

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2018

It all began on Monday (June 12), when the racoon was stranded on the Town Square office building.

Eventually, the raccoon settled into a nook next to a window about 20 stories up.

No word yet on how crews plan to get it down.

This little guy had legions of social media users anxious for his safety after scaling the UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., but all is well.

Tim Nelson, a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, live-tweeted the climb, including the good news that the raccoon reached the roof Wednesday around 2:45 a.m. CT.

Amid thousands of inaudible internet sighs, the raccoon who reached fantastic heights in downtown St. Paul got a well-earned rest Wednesday morning. Technicians took the caged raccoon down a freight elevator to a truck, according to Wildlife Management Services, which provides animal control services for St. Paul.

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A death-defying Minnesota raccoon managed to scale a building over 20 storeys tall in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, in a two-day feat that captivated onlookers and the internet.

The animal made it to the roof early Wednesday, where traps baited with cat food were waiting.

Many citizens posted on Twitter they were concerned for the raccoon's safety and were anxious it had not eaten since it started its journey.

Climbing high above the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, a masked hero enthralled a city and captured the hearts of its residents.

The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge on Tuesday morning, just a few stories high. The drama started after maintenance workers removed the creature from the roof of a St Paul office block.

But when raccoons get scared, their instinct is to go up - and that is exactly what this one did.

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