Where Is Minneapolis Raccoon Now? The Little Climber Has Been Safely Captured

Brave Raccoon Stuck On 25 Storey Skyscraper Successfully Climbs To Safety

Brave Raccoon Stuck On 25 Storey Skyscraper Successfully Climbs To Safety

By Tuesday afternoon local time, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 stories high.

The critter was spotted climbing up the corner of the UBS tower just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, presumably to find a stash of cat food and a live trap waiting to secure it on the building's roof.

As the sun set in St. Paul, Minnesota Tuesday, this raccoon settled into his temporary home. Nelson captured an up-close video of the raccoon "doing a little grooming" on the 23rd floor window ledge.

"When we got there, I believe that the raccoon had been scared up and so that's why it started to start climbing because it was afraid of what was occurring and so that's why it started climbing", Valdivia said.

The animal has become an unlikely hero for many on Twitter - with users dubbing his unlikely success an inspiration. "We were all anxious about him", says Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney whose firm, Paige Donnelly, is on the 23rd floor of the UBS building.

Opening the window to let the animal in seemed to be the solution, but the windows of the building are sealed shut, media reported. "We were all anxious about him", Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney who works on the 23rd floor of the UBS building, told NPR.

US, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup
The U.S. government's ongoing investigation into corruption in global soccer rattled FIFA's old guard in its halls of power. The 2026 World Cup will be the first expanded tournament featuring 48 teams, up from the current 32-team competition.

A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building captivated onlookers overnight after it started scaling an office building.

Minnesota Public Radio, which broke the story and closely followed the raccoon's climb from its headquarters less than a block away, branded the animal #mprraccoon.

The raccoon's story went viral as office workers posted photos of its progress on Twitter over the course of two days.

In the meantime, officials with the city's animal services department decided that a live trap on the roof, baited with food, would be best.

The writer and director of "Guardians Of The Galaxy", which features a raccoon as one of the characters, said he'd donate $1,000 to charity for the rescue of the raccoon.

Recommended News

  • Tesla to lay off 9% of workers as part of restructuring plan

    Tesla to lay off 9% of workers as part of restructuring plan

    In a statement to the NLRB past year , it said: "At Tesla , we strive to be a fair and just company, the only kind worth being". Tesla will provide significant salary and vesting stock to employees being dismissed, Musk wrote in his memo.
    Comstock, Wexton win Virginia primaries in key House race

    Comstock, Wexton win Virginia primaries in key House race

    Hillary Clinton won Nevada by 2 points in 2016, but Republicans stand a good chance of replacing term-limited Gov. The district includes Virginia Beach, the state's largest city, and the world's largest Navy base in Norfolk.
    Aussies to adopt mark of respect for England ODI series

    Aussies to adopt mark of respect for England ODI series

    England one-day captain Morgan has agreed to the request, but only for the opening game of the five-match series. "Words are words, come Wednesday, it's time for us to act on those words and show it by actions".
  • Time Warner: Political ‘Motivation’ Was Behind Antitrust Lawsuit

    Time Warner: Political ‘Motivation’ Was Behind Antitrust Lawsuit

    AT&T and Time Warner's lead lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said outside the courthouse that the companies were gratified and relieved. He vowed that his administration would oppose it, and as president, he has relentlessly attacked CNN for its news coverage.
    FIFA president says it can afford to have Morocco host World Cup

    FIFA president says it can afford to have Morocco host World Cup

    But he said that imposing a 48-team competition on Qatar - which is in the thick of preparations for a 32-nation tournament - would be "absolutely" unfair.
    IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

    IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

    And just this month, KFC announced plans to sell a vegetarian equivalent of its chicken to attract a new base. People admitted on social media that they weren't quite positive about the name change, though.
  • Ethereum Classic soars as Coinbase announces listing plan

    Ethereum Classic soars as Coinbase announces listing plan

    The coin is trading for $15.25, based on an average from a large number of exchanges, with a total cap of almost $1.6 billion. Ethereum Classic support will be offered in "all geographies where the asset is compliant with local law".
    Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of 3 Chilean Bishops

    Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of 3 Chilean Bishops

    Francis said he had misjudged Barros and the events in Chile because he hadn't been given "truthful and balanced information". The announcement came in a June 11 communique from the Vatican, along with the resignation of two other Chilean bishops.
    David De Gea wants Spain’s Prime Minister to offer public apology

    David De Gea wants Spain’s Prime Minister to offer public apology

    But I am always relaxed, whatever crops up, I'll always be the same and I want to be 100% focused on the World Cup. I still don't know what was behind it all and everything that came out a few days before the start of Euro 2016".
  • WH Adviser Apologizes For 'Special Place In Hell' For Trudeau Remark

    WH Adviser Apologizes For 'Special Place In Hell' For Trudeau Remark

    Both aides accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump when he gave a news conference after the USA president had departed. Trudeau said Canada had been "insulted" by Mr.
    Belmont Stakes 2018: Horses list

    Belmont Stakes 2018: Horses list

    In the Derby, Smith was in the white and green of WinStar Farm, the other major shareholder in racing's young king. The B.C-based breeder of Triple Crown victor Justify says he and his family are honoured to be a part of history.
    WC 2018: Blow for France as Mbappe suffers injury

    WC 2018: Blow for France as Mbappe suffers injury

    Kylian Mbappe limped out of training just four days before France's opening World Cup game against Australia in Kazan. Mbappe eased fears of a serious injury, posting on social media: "I'm fine, it was just a knock, so not serious.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.