SALT LAKE CITY — The internet community was captivated Tuesday afternoon by one devilish raccoon that dared to go where no other (that we know of) went before.
That daredevil raccoon scaled 23 floors of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The creature’s climb attracted the attention of the internet and was soon dubbed the #MPRRaccoon, a reference to the Minnesota Public Radio station, which is located in the building across from the one the raccoon tried to climb. Employees saw the furry critter climbing the building.
This poor raccoon apparently got itself stranded on a ledge of the Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway over 7th Street. It’s been there for two days now, without food or water. @mprnews pic.twitter.com/fVI5pmdCWq
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
The creature reached the roof of the building at 3 a.m. Cat food and a trap awaited him, according to BBC.
Crowds gathered outside the building to watch the little raccoon scale the walls of the building. But that was nothing compared to the social media reactions to seeing the raccoon.
The #mprraccoon is all of us.
— MarkSV (@MarkSV) June 12, 2018
The #mprraccoon just made it to the roof! Video courtesy @DPet_KARE11News pic.twitter.com/Wb5xPsANZh
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 13, 2018
Mood: I am stressed about a lot of unknowns, and I am crying about a raccoon trapped on the ledge of a building in Minneapolis.
WILL IT BE OKAY?! #mprraccoon
— Layton E. Williams (@LaytonEWilliams) June 12, 2018
when you hear that one of your friends is stranded on a ledge on the 20th floor of a building #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/CWiVZQjVht
— Jamie (@jlew8) June 12, 2018
“I’m sorry I can’t right now, I’m preoccupied with #mprraccoon.” – Everyone in Minnesota today.
— Rachel Brougham (@RachelBrougham) June 12, 2018
MPR journalists Evan Frost and Tim Nelson chronicled the experience for MPR.
Frost told BBC a colleague barely noticed the raccoon at first.
“One of my colleagues spotted the raccoon on, kind of the ground floor, sitting on a ledge on Monday — it looked like a brown lump, almost like a cat sitting there,” Frost told the BBC. “We went out there at about 8:30 on Tuesday morning and saw it was a raccoon. …read more
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