St. Paul’s Skyscraper-Scaling Raccoon Captivates Internet

  • Source: WCCO-TV CBS 4
  • Published: 06/13/2018 12:00 AM

A raccoon scaling the side of a skyscraper Tuesday has people all across the country watching its every move with bated breath. This all started at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson noticed the fuzzy friend trapped on an overhang near the bottom of the UBS Building in downtown St. Paul. raccoon St. Pauls Skyscraper Scaling Raccoon Captivates Internet (credit: CBS) “The maintenance staff came out with some two-by-fours screwed together and pushed them up to the raccoon, thinking that he would run down the boards onto the street and escape,” Nelson said. But when raccoons get scared, their instinct is to go up — and that is exactly what this one did. Looking like a smaller, hairier version of Spiderman, the raccoon was able to scale almost the entire building, finally stopping to rest outside the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor.


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