Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

Pauline Gross
June 13, 2018

As the animal reached the roof of a 23-storey building in Minnesota, those tracking the hashtag #MPRraccoon on Twitter let out a collective sigh of relief.

Paige Donnelly Law, which is also located in the UBS building, posted some close-up shots of the varmint, which the law firm said "seems to be doing well".

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.

Then it started to climb.

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

There is a live trap on the roof of the building with some very aromatic cat food they hope will lure the raccoon to safety.

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The raccoon became stranded on the ledge of an office building a couple of days ago.

"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

As night descended on St. Paul, the raccoon appeared to start climbing down, before reversing course.

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

Many people followed the raccoon's adventures and half a dozen Twitter accounts purporting to represent the animal were launched.

An extremely fearless (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.

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