Raccoon Scaling Skyscraper Captivates Onlookers Below

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Raccoon Scaling

A raccoon scaling a skyscraper showed off it’s climbing skills in St. Paul, Minnesota by climbing 20 stories up the side a building, and is now an internet sensation.

We’ve witnessed raccoons get themselves into some pickles before, but none quite as daunting as this. If you’ve ever stopped to wonder if animals are afraid of heights, this pretty much answers that question. . .

What About The Animal Cargo??

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According to CBS62, the animal was originally reported at the Town Square building in downtown St. Paul, curled in a corner napping above the sidewalk.

This poor raccoon apparently got itself stranded on a ledge of the Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway over 7th Street. It’s been there for two days now, without food or water. @mprnews pic.twitter.com/fVI5pmdCWq

— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018

When workers tried grabbing the critter off the ledge, it escaped over to the UBS Plaza. And the ascent began.

I don’t know if I can watch this much longer. The #mprraccoon is scaling the UBS Tower. Now 12 stories up. pic.twitter.com/MaP35MLo9j

— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018

My picture from the 13th floor around noon. Hope he makes it down OK! #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/gfVWysn9iO

— Ben (@Johnson88Ben) June 12, 2018

After climbing about 20 stories, the raccoon eventually settled in for another nap, this time with a better view.

Can you see him? He’s waaaaaay up there pic.twitter.com/ZnRZGr2qH4

— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 12, 2018

And it didn’t take long for the people of Minnesota to jump at the opportunity of starting a Twitter account on the critter’s behalf.

I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon

— The MPR Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018

The little fella wasn’t done just yet though. Later in the evening, the raccoon was spotted once again clinging to the side of the structure to get up one more level.

The #mprraccoon has arisen from his nap and is climbing again. pic.twitter.com/K1popKu2bF

— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018

Animal control was notified of the situation, and came up with a plan to try and get the raccoon up to the roof for a safe extraction.

RACCOON UPDATE: City spokesman for animal control: “We’ve been in touch with wildlife organizations. … We’re hoping it gets to the top so we can set a trap for it there.” Animal control officer was unclear whether the raccoon would be physically able to come down on its own

— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 12, 2018

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