MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A brave raccoon scaled a building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, making his way more than 20-stories up.
According to CBS affiliate WCCO in Minneapolis, the raccoon was spotted in downtown St. Paul curled up under an elevated sidewalk.
This poor raccoon apparently got itself stranded on a ledge of the Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway over 7th Street. It's been there for two days now, without food or water. @mprnews pic.twitter.com/fVI5pmdCWq— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza and started climbing.
He is on the ledge on our floor. He seems to be doing well. We’ve been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed.. #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/HY1PkuFKz0— Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 12, 2018
The raccoon's climb quickly became a live event with twitter users in the area tracking his progress and WCCO starting a live stream.
A couple people have even created a Twitter handles for the raccoon, posting updates to his journey on his behalf.
I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon— The St. Paul Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018
Animal control officials also took to Twitter to keep the public informed of their plan.
RACCOON UPDATE: City spokesman for animal control: “We’ve been in touch with wildlife organizations. … We’re hoping it gets to the top so we can set a trap for it there.”— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 12, 2018
Animal control officer was unclear whether the raccoon would be physically able to come down on its own