City watches, waits as raccoon gets stuck after scaling Minnesota building

City watches, waits as raccoon gets stuck after scaling Minnesota building

Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon #mprraccoon, a hashtag that spread around the world. Wildlife Management Services provides animal control services for St. Paul.

A raccoon that became an internet sensation by climbing a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has been safely trapped and will be released.

Its audacious bid for safety was captured by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) journalist Tim Nelson, and quickly followed by a legion of fans united in anxious support.

Dubbed the #mprraccoon on Twitter, many watched breathlessly as the raccoon scampered, scaled, and explored its unlikely high-rise habitat. Here's a picture from an office worker in the 13th floor, showing the little guy still steadily climbing.

There will be someone monitoring the animal overnight, Brickley said.

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And thankfully, we have some good news - he made it!

Town Square building employees use a makeshift pole to rouse a raccoon from a ledge on the Town Square building in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. By late Tuesday morning, the critter was spotted a few stories up on a window ledge, its brownish body just a smudge on the building's concrete and mottled stone exterior.

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.

Even Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn got around the cause, offering $1000 to charity in the name of the person who could save the raccoon.

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