Done IT !: High-Climbing Raccoon Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales

A raccoon who captivated the nation’s tending by climbing 20 floors up the side of a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday reached the roof of the building overnight to the charm of the internet.

Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio, who has been considering the high-altitude drama, tweeted the news just after 3:45 a.m. Eastern time.

A few hours later, Nelson tweeted that the raccoon had been captured. A newly created Twitter account for the building, the UBS Plaza, appeared to confirm the word, tweeting a photo of the critter in a capture eating a “delicious banquet of soft cat food.”

Wildlife management proletarians plan to exhaust the raccoon in a neighbourhood domain with “lots of land, ” according to Tad Vezner, a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

It was dubbed the #MPRraccoon because Minnesota Public Radio, whose parts are in a nearby construct, documented the animal’s long, strange errand. So did other concerned animal admirers 😛 TAGEND

As the raccoon clambered higher and higher on Tuesday, animal welfare officials hoped that it would contact the roof of the UBS Plaza building so it could be captured. But overnight, the nocturnal mammal frustrated that programme by begin to descend. The wily person climbed down to the 17 th flooring, where commentators said it appeared to be resting.

But it changed track one more time and climbed up to the roof.

Many people followed the raccoon’s adventures and half a dozen Twitter notes purporting to represent the swine were launched. Even Jake Tapper of CNN commented on developments in the situation 😛 TAGEND

This story has been updated to note the raccoon reached the roof and was then caught .

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