Skyscraperscaling raccoon finally makes it to the top but its fate remains

first_img For those of you worried about #mprraccoon: I’ve talked to wildlife experts, who say getting close to raccoon may invite attack or prompt it to leap or fall from ledge. Fire officials say they can’t in good conscience risk a life putting a FF over the side of bldg for a raccoon.— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018 Source: Tim Nelson/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 13th 2018, 7:43 AM 37 Comments Source: Evan Frost | MPR News Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 9:15 AM Share97 Tweet Email2 By Cianan Brennan 54,380 Views Updated Jun 13th 2018, 9:15 AM The raccoon taking a break on the 23rd floor of the UBS Plaza Source: APA RACCOON STRANDED on the ledge of a building in St Paul, Minnesota, has captivated onlookers and generated massive interest on social media after it started scaling an office building.Having scaled the UBS Plaza building, the animal then made a slow descent overnight, before clambering back up the walls and emerging onto the roof just before 9am Irish time.A livestream of the descent was broadcast live online – you can view it here. Short URL Source: Anna B/Twitter Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown… The intrepid animal has spent most of the last 24 hours climbing up and down the outside of the UBS Plaza building in St Paul, Minnesota. The fate of the furry explorer is currently unknown. It’s understood that a number of raccoon traps are in place on the roof of the skyscraper, so it may well currently be incarcerated.The animal’s progress previously appeared to have been hampered by the television lights trained on it by local media. Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon. The woodland creature also had its own Twitter account, with one tweet saying: “I made a big mistake.” Many feared for the raccoon’s safety.The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge yesterday morning, just a few storeys up. St Paul Animal Control believed it may have been there all night before it started heading skyward.- With AP Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress as it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday afternoon, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some. By yesterday afternoon, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 storeys high. Haven’t we all taken a wrong turn in life at least once. #mprraccoon— Anna B (@ItsASwellLife) June 13, 2018last_img read more