(St. Paul, MN) — A raccoon is gaining fame after it scaled a downtown St. Paul, Minnesota building and perched on a ledge 23 floors up. NBC’s Craig Melvin tells the “Today” show the adventurous animal even has its own twitter account.
Workers and internet watchers were captivated by the animal yesterday as it napped just two stories below the UBS Tower roof, where an animal control crew set traps with food hoping to lure the critter in. Photos and videos of the animal’s adventure went viral by evening, and the animal got its own hashtag. St. Paul’s Mayor even commented about the event on Twitter. The raccoon began descending last night after climbing to a vent above the ledge.
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