Raccoon captured after making daring climb up Minnesota building

Raccoon Scaling St. Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

As the sun set in St. Paul, Minnesota Tuesday, this raccoon settled into his temporary home.

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.

Christina Valdivia with Wildlife Management Services said the company had been called to address the raccoon before it even started climbing the building.

Several downtown Twitter users snapped photos Monday of the raccoon stranded on a second-story ledge by the Seventh Street Skyway near Cedar Street.

And the raccoon spent a while nervously plopped on a window ledge.

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"We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", the law firm wrote. The raccoon then steadily ascended UBS Tower, taking the time to groom itself and lay down along the way.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.

"If they rescue it would be a good news story and we all kind of need that", another bystander said. During a rescue attempt by three maintenance workers, the raccoon made a run for it and began scaling a second building, the office tower it now calls captor.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" member Rocket Raccoon now has competition for the title of most popular raccoon.

It wasn't until about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday the raccoon had successfully reached the top of the building.

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