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Raccoon triumphs over Minnesota skyscraper, celebrates with cat food

Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm
Jeannette Daniel | 13 June, 2018, 22:43

St. Paul Animal Control had placed cat food and a trap up there to entice it from the side of the high-rise.

Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #MPRraccoon, and it was soon trending on Twitter.

Minnesota got its very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Raccoon Tuesday - and Twitter can't look away. Late Tuesday morning, June 12, maintenance employees of St. Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it.

Looking like a smaller, hairier version of Spiderman, the raccoon was able to scale nearly the entire building, finally stopping to rest outside the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor.

The raccoon will be released back into the wild.

When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza.

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

But then all he did was set his sights on another building, climbing 23 storeys to more than 200 feet above street level, and taking a rest.

At about 2:30 a.m. local time, a grainy live feed from St. Paul showed a shadowy little figure scurrying up and onto the top of a 25-story building, prompting an nearly audible sigh of relief from the internet.

It napped for several hours on the window ledge before moving up and on, this time scaling to the 23rd floor - the last remaining floor with windows, or ledges.

It wasn't until about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday the raccoon had successfully reached the top of the building.

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