Raccoon finally caught after making it to top of St. Paul building

Racoon's set free after her climb up 25-storey building has netizens on tenterhooks

Minnesota Public Radio, from a building less than a block away, branded the raccoon #mprraccoon.

So a trap, filled with cat food, has been placed on the roof.

"It was behaving like a lot of raccoons do", he said. Nelson captured an up-close video of the raccoon "doing a little grooming" on the 23rd floor window ledge.

The internet community was captivated Tuesday afternoon by one devilish raccoon that dared to go where no other (that we know of) went before.

Minnesota Public Radio has dubbed the animal #mprraccoon, while the local Fox affiliate briefly set up a live view of its perch on Periscope.

It had gotten stranded on a neighboring building two days before, Nelson said, "likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway".

Both men were overwhelmed by the global reaction to their posts about the raccoon's ascent.

A raccoon has got social media users across the globe to come together to collectively experience an anxiety attack.

MacDonald said one raccoon grabbed attention in 2015, after climbing 699 feet (213 meters) up a construction crane in Toronto. The story is the top trending item on Twitter at the time of this article.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn even offered "a thousand bucks to the non-political charity of choice to anyone who saves this raccoon".

A parody Twitter account for the little climber tweeted about his accomplishments and thanked his fans after he got to the top of the building.

Many citizens posted on Twitter they were concerned for the raccoon's safety and were anxious it had not eaten since it started its journey. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.



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