ST. PAUL. Minn. (AP) - A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, has captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.
Even wild animals know @cityofsaintpaul is a great place to reach for higher heights. We’re working with staff & building owner to find a way to help #MPRraccoon without further endangering it or staff by scaring or making it feel threatened.— Mayor Melvin Carter (@MayorCarter_) June 12, 2018
By Tuesday night, it had stopped on a ledge more than 23 stories high.
I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon— The St. Paul Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018
The raccoon reached the top of the building at approximately 3:30 am.
It had eaten a post-climb meal, and it was caught in a live trap.
The caged raccoon was taken to an “undisclosed location” where hopefully there are no buildings to climb.