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Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, gets stuck on ledge

14 June 2018, 03:21 | Cameron Gross

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A crew from Wildlife Management Services of Brooklyn Park released the 1-year-old female raccoon around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a random location.

According to CBS News Minnesota, live traps have been set on the roof of the UBS building and rescuers are hoping to lure the celebrity raccoon to safety with food.

"It was behaving like a lot of raccoons do", he said.

Nelson said wildlife experts cautioned anyone from getting close to it because it might be startled into leaping.

According to WCCO, the raccoon began a descent at around 11:30pm ET, "making it to the 14th floor about 15 minutes later". "We're hoping he continues his climb", she said. "This proves St. Paul is the place to take a risk and reach new heights". "We went out there at about 8:30 on Tuesday morning and saw it was a raccoon".

A death-defying Minnesota raccoon managed to scale a building over 20 storeys tall in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, in a two-day feat that captivated onlookers and the internet.




It all began on Monday (June 12), when the racoon was stranded on the Town Square office building.

A raccoon reached the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday after becoming a star on the web, where it captured the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Building maintenance was able to get the raccoon to step back from that ledge but instead of safely heading down to the ground, it instead escaped up, scaling some 20 stories on the nearby UBS tower.

At the 23rd floor, it stopped for a nap, allowing time for more photos. Above it, rather than the slightly-curved spaces it had previously climbed, rose an expanse of flat stone. Anything more might further spook the beast.

On the street below, an onlooker thought "Wally" would make a good name for overly ambitious mammal, though Minnesota Public Radio employees - who work across the street - promptly created a hashtag "MPRracoon", which caught on.



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