Saturday, 23 June, 2018


‘Trash Panda’ scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, and everyone loved it

Bennie Garza | 13 June, 2018, 13:40

Looking like a smaller, hairier version of Spiderman, the raccoon was able to scale nearly the entire building, finally stopping to rest outside the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, the raccoon was first spotted on a small ledge of a nearby building, where it huddled all day and night.

For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon.

Paige Donnelly Law, which is also located in the UBS building, posted some close-up shots of the varmint, which the law firm said "seems to be doing well".

Not prepared to take a hint, it headed to the neighboring UBS tower - one of the tallest buildings in the city. That's when it started climbing.

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 was going off.

Many citizens posted on Twitter they were concerned for the raccoon's safety and were anxious it had not eaten since it started its journey.

In the end, there was no need.

Apparently, live traps have been put on the roof of the building in hopes the animal, which has gained quite the social media following, will make it up there.

Time will tell if they've worked.

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