Raccoon scales skyscraper in Minnesota

13 June, 2018, 16:45 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Raccoon scales office tower in Minnesota captivating the public

The animal was first spotted on a ledge of the Town Square building in downtown St. Paul.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the raccoon's progress as it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.

The daredevil began its ascent Tuesday morning, climbing 12 stories shortly before noon, according to Nelson.

The raccoon has now made its way 23 stories up the exterior of the UBS Financial Services building.

The adventure-turned-internet-sensation started when MPR reporters saw the raccoon trapped on an overhang near the bottom of a building near their office.

"Pray for #mprraccoon", one Twitter user said.


Workers inside the UBS building have had a front-row seat to the action, including lawyer Sheila Donnelly-Coyne.

The windows on the 305-foot skyscraper do not open and window washers could not rescue the animal.

It appeared, by about 1:30 p.m. local time, he had almost reached the top of the building.

The raccoon's ascent also drew the attention of national news outlets, including CBS News, BuzzFeed, the Washington Post, Fox News and the Los Angeles Times.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" member Rocket Raccoon now has competition for the title of most popular raccoon.

"We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", the law firm wrote.

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