A brown raccoon that managed to climb more than 15 stories on the outside of a St. Paul, Minnesota, office building is now only a few floors from the roof.
It started earlier today when the raccoon was stranded on a ledge of a Town Square office building, after attempting to raid a pigeons nest on a nearby skyway. He started his ascent shortly after.
He's been climbing and resting for near 8 hours now. The social media sensation is also trending on Twitter, under the hashtag #mprraccoon
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
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
Well, it's out of the frying pan, into the fire for the #mprraccoon. Building maintenance got the animal off the 7th Street ledge and now it's 5 stories up the office tower next door. @mprnews Photo via @efrostee pic.twitter.com/8Anq9CStQK— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
Can you see him? He's waaaaaay up there pic.twitter.com/ZnRZGr2qH4— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 12, 2018