Animal stuck on high-rise ledge becomes social media star

The raccoon who climbed the UBS skyscraper has been safely caught

We'll explain. The saga started on Monday when the small, mottled brown raccoon was spotted stranded on a ledge of the two-story Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul. (Picture: Evan Frost/ Minnesota Public Radio via AP) St Paul Animal Control have now placed a trap and some cat food on the roof, hoping to bring the raccoon down.

As of Tuesday morning, it was 12 stories high, seen taking a nap outside a window.

The raccoon has gotten Twitter so excited that someone has even started an account on the critter's behalf: "The St. Paul Raccoon".

The raccoon is now about 20 stories up. Many feared for the raccoon's safety.

The raccoon's plight captivated and captured the hearts of Minnesotans and fans everywhere, who tuned into Twitter, anxiously awaiting news of her fate as she began to scale the concrete building.

Frost and others tried to save the raccoon, but the first attempt didn't work out too well, as the raccoon chose to climb higher.

Raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul Minnesota
Raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul Minnesota

The building's windows don't open, so assistance won't be easy.

Tim Nelson, a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, live-tweeted the climb, including the good news that the raccoon reached the roof Wednesday around 2:45 a.m. CT.

An extremely courageous (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.

Laurie Brickley, St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspection spokesperson confirmed traps are on the roof, ready for the raccoon.

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

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