RACCOON SET FREE AFTER SCALING OFFICE
Minneapolis, June 14: A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped and released back into the wild.
The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled, but healthy after it was caught before dawn yesterday atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took the caged raccoon down a freight elevator to a truck, according to Wildlife Management Services, which provides animal control services for St. Paul.
“It’s definitely a healthy raccoon. It’s in good condition. It’s eating normally,” said Christina Valdivia, the company's general manager, who accompanied the technicians to the rooftop.