Friday, 21 September, 2018


Where Is Minneapolis Raccoon Now? The Little Climber Has Been Safely Captured

Raccoon scales office tower in Minnesota captivating the public A raccoon climbs up the side of the UBS Tower in St. Paul Minn. on Tuesday
Bennie Garza | 14 June, 2018, 00:00

Fire department officials called to the scene decided that it would be too risky for firefighters to try rescuing the raccoon from the outside.

It all began on Monday (June 12), when the racoon was stranded on the Town Square office building.

At the end of the day, MPR raccoon had spent almost 20 hours scaling the concrete building - alone, afraid and totally bereft of food and water.

No word yet on how crews plan to get it down. Good for it. But also, have you ever interacted with a raccoon in the wild? The raccoon then steadily ascended UBS Tower, taking the time to groom itself and lay down along the way.

On Tuesday, the building maintenance workers were able to get the poor raccoon to move, but instead of coming down, it began climbing the UBS Tower next door. CBS Minnesota reports a live trap has been set on the roof, with cat food to lure the raccoon.

By 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, it was resting 23 stories up.

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

The fuzzy critter hopped to the roof of that building before scurrying over to the UBS Building to make its climb.

Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #MPRraccoon, and it was soon trending on Twitter.

Finally, in the early-morning hours, the raccoon scampered to the roof, scaling the several-meter long flat surface before reaching the edge and disappearing.

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