Raccoon captivates internet with Minnesota skyscraper climb

Postado Junho 13, 2018

A raccoon has climbed more than 20 floors high on an office building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Looking like a smaller, hairier version of Spiderman, the raccoon was able to scale nearly the entire building, finally stopping to rest outside the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor.

Many people followed the raccoon's adventures and half a dozen Twitter accounts purporting to represent the animal were launched.

The story was picked up by Minnesota Public Radio and the raccoon's saga - with the hashtag "mprraccoon" went viral.

As of Tuesday morning, it was 12 stories high, seen taking a nap outside a window. We hope you make it to the top safely.

"We don't want to scare him", Laurie Brickley, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Safety and Inspections, told the newspaper.

Its travails captivated social media users. CBS Minnesota reports a live trap has been set on the roof, with cat food to lure the raccoon.

About 2.30 a.m. a grainy live feed from the scene showed a shadowy figure scurrying up and over the top of a 25-story building, prompting an nearly audible sigh of relief from the internet.

By Tuesday afternoon, the raccoon had its own Twitter account, with its first tweet saying, "I made a big mistake".