Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public


The raccoon's ascent also drew the attention of national news outlets, including CBS News, BuzzFeed, the Washington Post, Fox News and the Los Angeles Times.

With no balconies or windows that open, office workers inside the building were left to watch anxiously as the raccoon continued its climb.

The UBS Plaza building is 25 stories tall.

The story was picked up by Minnesota Public Radio and the raccoon's saga - with the hashtag "mprraccoon" went viral. Then it started to climb.

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A daredevil raccoon who put everyone on edge by scaling the giddy heights of a skyscraper is on top of the world after safely making it to the roof.

- A raccoon got itself into quite a predicament as it scaled a tower in St. Paul Minnesota. By Wednesday morning it had made it to the roof of the building, easing fears that it would plummet to its death.

And after scrolling through some of the Twitter coverage, you can see why - it was perhaps the most compelling saga to unfold in the history of live action news. Nelson reported it made it back to the 17th floor.

The city's mayor, Melvin Carter, assured raccoon-watchers help was on the way.

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"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

The woodland creature has become so famous it now has its own Twitter account.

The little climber has even prompted a (presumably not raccoon-run) parody account on Twitter.

This article was updated to reflect the lack of information on the raccoon's situation following its ascension to the roof.

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