Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, leaving public in suspense

13 June, 2018, 22:43 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

The raccoon started climbing the UBS skyscraper in Minnesota earlier today and people around the world are now waiting for it to return to earth safely.

Instead, the spooked animal began scaling the slightly-curved edifice of the building, not stopping until it reached UBS's 22nd floor, where it began licking the window of a swanky office.

- A raccoon got itself into quite a predicament as it scaled a tower in St. Paul Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio, from a building less than a block away, branded the raccoon #mprraccoon. When a maintenance crew tried to help the raccoon get down from the ledge Tuesday, he jumped to the nearby UBS Plaza building and climbed 20 stories, according to the public radio station.

A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild.

Naturally, someone who is decidedly not the raccoon has started a Twitter account on the critter's behalf.


"I am so proud of this little rascal - such a fricking champ!", said Dana Frazer as she watched a live feed of the raccoon's climb on Periscope, a live streaming site. And around 12:30 p.m., Pioneer Press reporter Tad Vezner captured a couple of shots of the raccoon apparently taking a nap on the other side of the window.

We certainly hope this all ends happily, but we can't say exactly when that will be.

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.

Twitter has been closely following the plight of the li'l' guy the entire time - posting updates about his direction of travel up and down the UBS building and heaps of shots of him luxuriating on ledges.

Recommended:



Popular

Rose McGowan's trial date set for cocaine charge
When the narcotics accusations against McGowan surfaced, she said it was an attempt to silence her and was a "load of horsesh*t". The actress and activist has been charged with felony cocaine possession over an incident that occurred in January 2017.

NCAA changes redshirt rule in college football
The NCAA has passed a rule that allows college football players to play up to four games without burning their redshirt. The so-called autonomy conferences will consider two different proposals to allow schools to cancel the aid.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates
It would allow the Fed to be less choreographed and more flexible in cutting or raising rates as economic conditions warrant. All those countries have vowed to retaliate against any USA tariffs with their own penalties against US goods.

Celtics' Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron
That's the only thing I'm really anxious about. "You saw guys who will literally be stars in this league for years to come". And when you look at the financial situation, it's not hard to see why Irving wouldn't want to sign an extension.

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser
Trump said Trudeau's promise not to back down from U.S. tariffs is "going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". Again, the US objection may have simply been meant to gain leverage over Canada and other trading partners.

Taco Bell giving away free Locos Tacos Wednesday
The free food is thanks to the Golden State Warriors winning a game in Cleveland during the NBA Finals earlier this month. The Golden State Warriors accomplished that twice against the Cleveland Cavaliers on their way to another championship.

Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot
A billionaire's plan to split California into three states has qualified for the November ballot . You might have heard the buzz around CalExit - efforts to have California secede from the nation.

US Open next for in form golf No.1 Johnson
Nordqvist won the 54-hole event in 2015 and 2016 on Stockton Seaview's Bay Course and finished second previous year . "It was nice to finish like that and get it back". "I'm glad it over, for sure", Johnson said.

Clippers want to trade up in draft, may be eyeing Luka Doncic
This latest news goes in line with what Michael Scotto of The Athletic reported on Friday. "You could see a lot of pick movement". It's tough to determine which player would be included in the deal, but the favorite would likely have to be Tobias Harris .

Intel's First Dedicated Graphics Cards to Launch in 2020
And that's going to require a lot of work on Intel's side and it spending a lot of time working with game developers. His expertise is critical in helping Intel to compete with the like of not just AMD , but GPU juggernaut NVIDIA .