Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, leaving public in suspense

Share

As the USA slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable.

Minnesota got its very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Raccoon Tuesday - and Twitter can't look away. A maintenance crew tried to offer it an escape route, but the creature - that likely hasn't had water or food for two days - fled to a second building and finally to the UBS skyscraper.

If we care enough about this little rabid raccoon downtown St. Paul, maybe the window-washers could get up there.

Not prepared to take a hint, it headed to the neighboring UBS tower - one of the tallest buildings in the city. He started climbing. And he's now on the 22nd floor.

Yes, because this is 2018 there was a Twitter stream dedicated to a racoon who climbed the building and people were actually watching it.

The hashtag #mprraccoon began to trend, attracting celebrity followers.

At the 23rd floor, it stopped for a nap, allowing time for more photos.

There is not a whole lot that St. Paul Animal Control can do because a rescue mission would be too risky for both the raccoon and the workers.

"We're hoping the raccoon goes to the top of the building so we can help it out of its predicament", a spokesperson for the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspection said, according to WCCO.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North
He said the U.S. is working on the issue with South Korea, and Japan-as well as with China, but "to a lesser extent". Trump said Tuesday the summit has helped bring the world back from "nuclear catastrophe".

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office
The only other movies in the US$2 billion club are Avatar , Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens . As of the writing of this story, Infinity War has grossed $2 billion worldwide.

Justice is served as new Judge Dredd figure preorders are now open
Despite the hefty price tag of $799.99, there is a 15% discount available for customers who pay in full or opt into a payment plan.

Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments
The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

How to work during a trip and all make it up?
In this article, we will share with you a few writing tips: Plan ahead Travel and constant movement exhaust our creative energy. And even better, if you set yourself as a rule not to leave your home until you do the basic business of the day.

Atletico Madrid reach agreement with Monaco to sign Thomas Lemar
Of course, if he was staying at Atleti, why wouldn't he just come out and say it now if he's already made his decision?

Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard
Exercises with South Korea cover a range of eventualities, including drills with nuclear-capable bombers. He called the drills "provocative", and said ending the exercises will also save the USA money.

Britain's Theresa May wins key vote, but loses a junior minister
The amendment in question hinges on whether lawmakers will get a "meaningful" vote on Britain's membership of the European Union . It would also give hard Brexiteers the chance to "scupper a good deal", she claimed.

Assad: Russia is not coordinated with Israeli ‘enemy’ in Syria
Iran and Hezbollah have been widely seen as instrumental to bolstering the success of Assad's forces throughout the war.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.