Thrill-seeking raccoon captivates internet by climbing 23 floors up skyscraper

Raccoon that caught the imagination of the world finally completes its journey

Nearby Minnesota Public Radio, which broke the story and closely followed the raccoon's climb from its headquarters less than a block away, branded the animal #mprraccoon.

Building maintenance workers tried help the masked animal by rigging up a 20-foot piece of lumber with the hope the raccoon would climb down.

A raccoon has become an global hero after becoming stuck on a ledge and scaling a 25-storey building.

If we care enough about this little rabid raccoon downtown St. Paul, maybe the window-washers could get up there.

This story has been corrected to show the building is called UBS Plaza, not UBS Tower.

The raccoon will be released back into the wild.

The raccoon has gotten Twitter so excited that someone has even started an account on the critter's behalf: "The St. Paul Raccoon".

"We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", the law firm wrote. And around 12:30 p.m., Pioneer Press reporter Tad Vezner captured a couple of shots of the raccoon apparently taking a nap on the other side of the window.

A raccoon scaled a skyscraper in Minnesota, on Tuesday, managing to climb at least 20 storeys on UBS Tower as onlookers snapped photos from outside and within the structure.

For now, the 23rd-floor ledge ― almost the top of the building ― has become the raccoon's resting spot.

"We were all anxious about him", Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney who works on the 23rd floor of the UBS building, told NPR.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, the raccoon safely made it to the roof on Wednesday morning.

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