A rogue raccoon has caught the attention of the public after getting stranded on a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minn. on Tuesday morning.
The little critter was first spotted early Tuesday morning by Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Tim Nelson on the ledge of a building a few stories high. Later that morning, maintenance workers attempted to lure the creature down with a long pole, but the 'coon spurned their efforts.
In true Spider-Man fashion, the rambunctious critter instead leaped over to the neighboring UBS Financial Services building and began scaling the side. Nelson captured its journey and dubbed the animal the #mprraccoon.
The #mprraccoon climbed all the way up to the 20th floor of the building before he found a comfortable ledge to nap on. I mean, let's be honest, the little guy had a long day and deserves to rest.
The raccoon eventually woke up from his nap and continued his perilous journey. By 2:30 a.m. the scrappy creature completed his climb to the roof of the 23-story building. The city's Animal Control Department then set live traps and patiently awaited the raccoon's capture to return it to safety.
Naturally, Twitter freaked out upon learning of the raccoon's successful climb to the roof of the skyscraper.
A personal Twitter account was even made for the raccoon and documented its rise to fame.
It's really beautiful to see so many people come together in support of the furry critter. I'm happy to report that the raccoon made an unscathed return to the ground and will be released in a safe area (hopefully far, far away from skyscrapers)!