Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm


Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

The animal made it to the roof early Wednesday, where traps baited with cat food were waiting. "I had to go back inside because my break was over", she said.

Initial speculation was that the raccoon climbed to a lower part of the building, frequented by pigeons, in search of bird eggs.

The windows of the building don't open, so animal rescuers were unable to help the raccoon.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, the raccoon was first spotted on a small ledge of a nearby building, where it huddled all day and night.

A raccoon that made a daring climb up a Minnesota office building and captivated an audience was captured and picked up by wildlife officials Wednesday after making it all the way up to the roof.

A raccoon stretches itself on the 23rd floor of a tower in Minnesota, US.

The incredible climber, which reached the building's 22nd floor, quickly became an internet sensation, sparking huge interest on social media.

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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.

St Paul Animal Control have now placed a trap and some cat food on the roof, hoping to bring the raccoon down.

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.

Meanwhile, tensions were reaching such great heights of their own that a local Good Samaritan roughly two dozen stories below the raccoon even - rather ambitiously - offered to catch the little one.

Many people followed the raccoon's adventures and half a dozen Twitter accounts purporting to represent the animal were launched.

Laurie Brickley, spokeswoman for the St. Paul Animal Control Department, told BuzzFeed News all the attention might have spooked the raccoon, causing it to stand pat and not move from its spot.