A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, is captivating onlookers and generating a social media frenzy after it started scaling an office building.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower yesterday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some. By Tuesday afternoon, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 stories high.
Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon. The woodland creature also had its own Twitter account, with one tweet saying, "I made a big mistake."
Many feared for the raccoon's safety.
The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge Tuesday morning, just a few stories high. St. Paul Animal Control believed it may have been there all night before it started heading skyward.
The raccoon can currently sleeping on a ledge on a Twitter livestream of its progress. The Twitter account says the little creature was heading back down the building before settling in for a nap.