By: Savannah Smith | 06-12-2018 | News
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Internet Cheers as Raccoon Safely Makes it to Skyscraper’s Top After 10-Hour Scale

The nerve-racking watch is over to the delight and relief of many: the little raccoon made it to the top safe and sound.

The little one made it to the rooftop of the 25th-story building it has been scaling for over 10 hours.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> just made it to the roof! Video courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/DPet_KARE11News?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DPet_KARE11News</a> <a href="https://t.co/Wb5xPsANZh">pic.twitter.com/Wb5xPsANZh</a></p>&mdash; Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) <a href="https://twitter.com/timnelson_mpr/status/1006805559285354496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> just made it to the roof! Video courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/DPet_KARE11News?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DPet_KARE11News</a> <a href="https://t.co/Wb5xPsANZh">pic.twitter.com/Wb5xPsANZh</a></p>&mdash; Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) <a href="https://twitter.com/timnelson_mpr/status/1006805559285354496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> has made it! A raccoon who has been scaling the skyscraping UBS Tower in Minnesota, US for over 10 hours has made it to the roof of the 25th storey building - much to the relief of anxious netizens worldwide waiting for its fate! Congrats, little buddy! <a href="https://t.co/waWCeeGDRo">pic.twitter.com/waWCeeGDRo</a></p>&mdash; People&#39;s Daily,China (@PDChina) <a href="https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/1006827042799669248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The little creature stole some of the limelight, at least social media attention, from the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The scene-stealer Minnesota raccoon was seen scaling a St. Paul skyscraper ala Spider-man on Tuesday leaving those who are following the little animal’s journey through social media updates gasping for their breath, riveted and terrified for the safety of the daring darling.

The critter was spotted a few stories up on a window ledge, and if seen from below the building or from afar, its brownish body is but just a smudge on the skyscraper’s concrete and mottled stone exterior.

Then by lunchtime, a local radio reporter Tim Nelson from Minnesota Public Radio tweeted that the raccoon had climbed 12 stories up the UBS Towers. The stress level of those following the raccoon’s “journey” increases the higher he climbs.

Apparently, Nelson shared that the animal got stranded on a neighboring building two days before, possibly on an “errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway.” On its own, the bold raccoon probably decided that there’s no way to go but up.

And so the raccoon’s climb to the top soon took the Twitterverse by storm, with the hashtag #MPRraccoon becoming viral, and being tracked nationwide. Then the local CBS affiliate joined the fray and started live-streaming the raccoon’s suspense-filled journey.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My life&#39;s on hold until <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> is safe.</p>&mdash; Marcello (@GayHalifax) <a href="https://twitter.com/GayHalifax/status/1006830499636174848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Somebody please call me once the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> makes it back to ground level safely</p>&mdash; Hayley B (@hayleyblight3) <a href="https://twitter.com/hayleyblight3/status/1006830474977685504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s been hours. I need a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> update NOW!!! <a href="https://t.co/XJ26KQlg2i">pic.twitter.com/XJ26KQlg2i</a></p>&mdash; Jaime Lopez (@Lopeezie) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lopeezie/status/1006829768472518656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just pulled an all-nighter to make sure <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MPRRaccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MPRRaccoon</a> was safe. I’m sure the arguing and whining will resume, but it was nice to have a few hours of everyone cheering for the same outcome. We haven’t had that since, what, MySpace? Good night. At 6am. <a href="https://t.co/bOJCnCHBv2">pic.twitter.com/bOJCnCHBv2</a></p>&mdash; Marci Wright (@MarciWright) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarciWright/status/1006835777769222144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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By midafternoon, the little wonder advanced to an additional 10 stories up, its claws somehow finding enough strength to did in and continue. It decided it needed a rest, however on the 22nd floor by the window ledge.

Animal control authorities were already on standby to trap and aid the animal by the time it reached the roof.

For now, just like an exciting sports match that ended in many people’s favored outcome, social media users are still cheering and celebrating, pumped up by the “high” they got from the victory of the little, brave raccoon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Excellent <a href="https://t.co/9PpUbhHvXH">pic.twitter.com/9PpUbhHvXH</a></p>&mdash; Ed DF (@teamed209) <a href="https://twitter.com/teamed209/status/1006828760870645762?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">welp im up for the day. too hyped up to go back to sleep. going to make some cookies to celebrate <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a></p>&mdash; Heidi (@eeveepants) <a href="https://twitter.com/eeveepants/status/1006830958530658304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That’s how you win <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MPRraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MPRraccoon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/triumphant?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#triumphant</a> <a href="https://t.co/wZDVtPnLLk">https://t.co/wZDVtPnLLk</a></p>&mdash; ZH ‘In memory of Rockfeller s’ Ailill (@ZHAilill) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZHAilill/status/1006831183722934272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not all superheroes wear capes. Godspeed, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a>. May you find whatever it is that you were looking for.</p>&mdash; Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) <a href="https://twitter.com/cakeis_not_alie/status/1006831102130995200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">welp im up for the day. too hyped up to go back to sleep. going to make some cookies to celebrate <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a></p>&mdash; Heidi (@eeveepants) <a href="https://twitter.com/eeveepants/status/1006830958530658304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let&#39;s out HUGE sigh of relief.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nevergiveup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#nevergiveup</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> ❤ <a href="https://t.co/9nW3tsp5rM">https://t.co/9nW3tsp5rM</a></p>&mdash; Deb (@debburt66) <a href="https://twitter.com/debburt66/status/1006830885788938241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MileyCyrus</a> sang..<br>“Always gonna be an uphill battle<br>Sometimes I&#39;m gonna have to lose<br>Ain&#39;t about how fast I get there<br>Ain&#39;t about what&#39;s waiting on the other side<br>It&#39;s the climb” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MPRraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MPRraccoon</a> <a href="https://t.co/oq6cgq1qTt">https://t.co/oq6cgq1qTt</a></p>&mdash; heykim (@heykim) <a href="https://twitter.com/heykim/status/1006830422506946560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a><br><br>Gooooooaaaalllll ! <a href="https://t.co/VuRWprFdsn">pic.twitter.com/VuRWprFdsn</a></p>&mdash; Bruno Bernier (@BrunoBernier1) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrunoBernier1/status/1006835918261702656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This raccoon is the hero we all need right now. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> photo cred: <a href="https://twitter.com/Johnson88Ben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Johnson88Ben</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q7rpZdV62l">pic.twitter.com/Q7rpZdV62l</a></p>&mdash; Megan (@Meganomics5000) <a href="https://twitter.com/Meganomics5000/status/1006831253838893056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mprraccoon</a> for president!</p>&mdash; Linda Nasuta (@Linda_Nasuta) <a href="https://twitter.com/Linda_Nasuta/status/1006830198870851584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat #Minnesota #StPaulSkyscraper #Raccoon #MPRraccoon #RaccoonMakesIt #InspiringStory

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Janet Nadler No. 28575 2018-06-13 : 11:29

Was the raccoon trapped and taken to safety?

tab No. 28584 2018-06-13 : 12:03

that is a very young raccoon. he must be very hungry and thirsty after that climb. the article however doesn't tell us if he was trapped and relocated to safety.

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