Raccoon climbs skyscraper in St. Paul, Minn

Brave Raccoon Stuck On 25 Storey Skyscraper Successfully Climbs To Safety

Raccoon climbs skyscraper in St. Paul, Minn

The so-called #mprraccoon that held the world rapt on Tuesday as it scaled a downtown St. Paul skyscraper has finally topped the building.

With no balconies or windows that open, office workers inside the building were left to watch anxiously as the raccoon continued its climb.

It looks like the story of the world-famous, skyscraper-scaling raccoon has a happy ending.

A nook. next to an office building window.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sheila Donnelly from the law firm on the top floor of the building confirmed the raccoon has been caught by a live trap - ending the epic saga.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Plaza on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.

The raccoon was originally stranded on a different nearby building Monday before escaping to a nearby roof and starting its unlikely ascent, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reports.

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




"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

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

The account also tweeted: "Oh great ..."

It seems the animal found itself on a ledge around the first floor early on Tuesday morning.

The animal has become an unlikely hero for many on Twitter - with users dubbing his unlikely success an inspiration.

Minnesota Public Radio has dubbed the animal #mprraccoon, while the local Fox affiliate briefly set up a live view of its perch on Periscope.

Onlookers began to gather on the streets below as calls were placed to Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota and the city of St. Paul's animal control to plead for help.

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