Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, leaving public in suspense

Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

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.

By Tuesday afternoon, the St. Paul Fire Department had paid a visit to the ledge-lounging raccoon. It slowly descended to the 17th floor and hung out for a while on a new window ledge before making its way back up the office tower. At one point, a small crowd had gathered on the street to see what would happen next. That's when it started climbing.

As the United States slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable.

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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Not prepared to take a hint, it headed to the neighboring UBS tower - one of the tallest buildings in the city.

The raccoon has developed quite the following on Twitter, and people are understandably pretty anxious for it. James Gunn, director of iconic raccoon film Guardians of the Galaxy, has even promised to donate $1000 to the non political charity of choice for anyone who can save Skyscraper Raccoon.

St. Paul Animal Control believes it may have been there all night before starting its climb.

The little climber has even prompted a (presumably not raccoon-run) parody account on Twitter.

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