Cool Critter News: Small Raccoon Makes Big Climb Up Skyscraper

June 14, 2018

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A raccoon became a social media sensation Tuesday afternoon after it started scaling an office building in St. Paul, Minnesota - reaching up to 23 stories before stopping to groom itself and, apparently, take a nap on a ledge.

The raccoon was stranded on the ledge of Town Square building near the skyway over 7th Street for two days. Building maintenance got it off the ledge on Tuesday morning, but rather than heading down, the raccoon started scaling the building next door. 

The raccoon has now made its way 23 stories up the exterior of the UBS Financial Services building. At one point, a small crowd had gathered on the street to see what would happen next.




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