You Can Do It! Skyscraper-Climbing US Raccoon Transfixes Twitter

Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

The raccoon became stranded on the ledge of an office building several days ago, according to Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson. The animal was first spotted on the TBS Tower Tuesday and observers began tracking its activity with the hashtag #mprraccoon, given by nearby Minnesota Public Radio.

Whatever fate awaits the wild creature, it's now achieved whatever level of fame an animal hits when it gets multiple Twitter accounts.

A raccoon scaling the side of a skyscraper Tuesday has people all across the country watching its every move with bated breath.

The nimble little fella climbed 23 floors - about 60m - up the UBS Tower in Saint Paul, panicking thousands of onlookers who were following the situation on Twitter. Unlike your house cat, raccoons can even rotate their back paws 180 degrees to climb down surfaces headfirst, the WDFD wrote.

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At about 2:30 a.m. local time, a grainy live feed from St. Paul showed a shadowy little figure scurrying up and onto the top of a 25-story building, prompting an nearly audible sigh of relief from the internet.

By Tuesday afternoon, the St. Paul Fire Department had paid a visit to the ledge-lounging raccoon. "Two workers in the building got out a couple of long planks - sort of making a kind of ladder for it".

Instead, it hopped over to the UBS building next door, and began climbing.

Just before 3:30 Central time, the raccoon climbed up another story, then settled for another rest on a window ledge.

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