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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:36 AM

Daredevil raccoon makes it to roof of Minnesota skyscraper

A raccoon who scaled the UBS tower in Minnesota with death-defying nerve has made it safely to the top of the building after close to 20 nail-biting hours for internet viewers worldwide.

The animal was originally spotted on the roof of a nearby office block and was safely removed by maintenance workers. But rather than find safety elsewhere, it jumped over to the UBS tower, one of the largest skyscrapers in the city, where it scaled the building all day – moving up, down and sometimes sideways.

MPR News, the local public radio station, helped break the story and since then the world has been following the plight of the raccoon on the hashtag #MPRraccoon. Reporter Tim Nelson shared the news of its successful ascent.

Nelson, , earlier itself.

Other local stations were livestreaming the raccoon’s movements to thousands of viewers, although hours could go by with little movement. Some of those in the building shared their pictures of its climb.

The city’s department of safety inspections has set live traps for the raccoon on the roof so it can be safely returned to ground level.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/12/raccoon-climbs-building-skyscraper-st-louis-minnesota-twitter

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Reply Daredevil raccoon makes it to roof of Minnesota skyscraper (Original post)
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:42 AM

1. And then what happened??

Read she made it to the roof at 3 AM? No further updates?

I hate these guys on the farm but put one on a skyscraper in Minnesota and I love her!

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:21 AM

4. looks like they got it




Not sure why I care, but I guess we have to take solace in small victories these days.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:45 AM

2. Welp, there is now yet another living creature more qualified to be president than trump.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:43 AM

3. I hope they fed it.

But not at the top of the building because it will think there is food there.

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