WATCH: Spider-Man Has Nothing on This Skyscraper Climbing Raccoon
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.
By Tuesday afternoon, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 stories high.
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.
I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon— The St. Paul Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018
The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge Tuesday morning, just a few stories high. St. Paul Animal Control believed it may have been there all night before it started heading skyward.
By early Wednesday the racoon made it to the roof, easing concerns that the animal could plummet to its death.
Chelsey DeMers, assistant general manager of the company Wildlife Management Services, says the raccoon was caught in a live trap on top of the UBS Tower early Wednesday. She says it's in good condition and is eating and that a company technician is expected to set the animal free later Wednesday at a site yet to be determined.
Check out photos of the climbing raccoon below.