Paul raccoon safely trapped on tower roof

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 13, 2018

A raccoon has climbed more than 20 floors high on an office building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The raccoon, who was dubbed #mprraccoon, was finally captured after trappers lured it with food on top of the UBS Building in St. Paul.

"A staffer at the private firm said they were still arranging for a live release", Vezner notes.

Then, the animal took a break on the window ledge on the 23rd storey.

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.

NPR reports the raccoon was first spotted on Monday, when it was only two floors up on the outside of the Town Square building.

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It's safe to assume at this point, the raccoon wants nothing more than to get safely home-and we're rooting for him all the way there.

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

Laurie Brickley, spokeswoman for the city's Department of Safety & Inspections, which oversees animal control, said, "We've been in touch with wildlife organizations". Many have been tweeting their support for the animal, as it stays stranded on the skyscraper.

Meanwhile, someone who also is decidedly not the raccoon started a rival Twitter account. By 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, it was resting 23 stories up.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress as it scaled the 25-storey UBS Tower.

As night descended on St. Paul, the raccoon appeared to start climbing down, before reversing course.

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