A daredevil raccoon has vaulted to internet stardom after he was caught on camera scaling a Minnesota high-rise office building.
The racoon’s Spiderman impersonation fascinated Twitter users for hours earlier this week.
Happy to see #MPRaccoon made it to the top of the building in the wee hours of the morning. Now hoping for reports that it is safe & can be relocated to surroundings that are more racoon friendly 😊🦝 pic.twitter.com/oNrnSFnGoq
— REH Media (@REHMediaTeam) June 13, 2018
My birthday had been usurped by a racoon. My sister was interviewed by the local news as an eyewitness. Get to the top little buddy. https://t.co/EBrB82MV6H
— Aimee (@Aimeelily) June 13, 2018
— mii (@globetagger) June 13, 2018
The raccoon spent nearly 20 hours climbing the outside of a 25-storey St. Paul office tower. It was originally spotted on a the roof of a nearby two-storey building, where it was removed by maintenance workers. It then jumped over to the UBS building, scrambling up and down the concrete structure. The raccoon began climbing down as night fell, before changing its mind and reversing course.
Twitter users replied with a host of creative solutions to bring the creature to safety.
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) June 13, 2018
Everybody is watching #mprracoon and nobody is doing anything. It's like all the helpless anxiety I've been experiencing for the past two years has coalesced into a single gut-wrenching afternoon.
— Edward Carney (@Edward_Carney) June 12, 2018
— Rohael (@rohaelkumar) June 13, 2018
The raccoon eventually made its way onto the roof, where it was lured into a cage with some soft cat food. The critter was then released on private land in the suburbs of the Twin Cities by Wildlife Management Services.
TFW, after struggle, hardship, sacrifice and adversity, you FINALLY make it to the top.
— Tim Purdon (@TQPurdon) June 13, 2018