A raccoon that spent much of Tuesday climbing a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minn., has gathered a crowd of anxious followers from around the world.
On Tuesday, building maintenance workers were able to get the little guy to move, but he unfortunately took a more unsafe route, climbing UBS Tower next door.
A raccoon scaling the side of a skyscraper Tuesday has people all across the country watching its every move with bated breath.
No word yet on how crews plan to get it down. Police said they believed the raccoon would have begun its journey up the building on Monday night, and by Tuesday afternoon, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 stories high. He's going to get to the top. The mammal was spotted by Tim Nelson, a Minnesota Public Radio reporter, who has been relentlessly tweeting about the progress in the raccoon's movements.
"I am so proud of this little rascal - such a fricking champ!", said Dana Frazer as she watched a live feed of the raccoon's climb on Periscope, a live streaming site. It slowly descended to the 17th floor and hung out for a while on a new window ledge before making its way back up the office tower.
St Paul Animal Control have now placed a trap and some cat food on the roof, hoping to bring the raccoon down.
Then around 2 a.m. Wednesday, it started climbing again, moving from window to window, until it reached the corner of the UBS Building, then the roof at around 2:30 a.m.
The raccoon made it to the 23rd floor, where it stayed for several hours.
The raccoon, who was dubbed #mprraccoon, was finally captured after trappers lured it with food on top of the UBS Building in St. Paul.