Raccoon living life on the ledge
Help looked to be on the way last night for a raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St Paul, Minnesota.
The raccoon captivated onlookers and generated interest online after it started scaling the UBS Tower.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress. By yesterday afternoon it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 storeys high.
The local fire service was reportedly trying to lure it to safety.
Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon.
The woodland creature also had a Twitter account devoted to it, with one tweet saying, “I made a big mistake”. Many feared for the raccoon’s safety.The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge yesterday, just a few storeys high.
St Paul Animal Control believed it may have been there all night before it started heading skyward.
The raccoon settled on a ledge 20 storeys high.