ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress at it climbed the UBS Plaza on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some. By Wednesday morning it had made it to the roof of the building, easing fears that it would plummet to its death.
#mprraccoon update: he made it to the roof successfully, then started to descend, then changed his mind and went back up a few floors. Animal control has set traps on the roof to bring him down safely. Can someone please get this guy some food and a #Resist T-shirt… pic.twitter.com/vZqBRl0Hj0
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 13, 2018
St. Paul Animal Control put a trap and cat food on the roof, hoping to bring the raccoon down safely.
Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon. The woodland creature also had its own Twitter account, with one tweet saying, “I made a big mistake.” Many feared for the raccoon’s safety.
The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge Tuesday morning.