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Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, captivating public

13 June 2018

It was filmed stretching and grooming itself on a ledge on the 23rd floor of the building, apparently nonchalant about both the deadly drop and its new social media fame. "We were all anxious about him", says Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney whose firm, Paige Donnelly, is on the 23rd floor of the UBS building.

Although the local fire department and building workers tried to rescue it by using a makeshift ladder, it scampered away and started climbing the nearby UBS Plaza. MPR is housed in the UBS Building.

There is a live trap on the roof of the building with some very aromatic cat food they hope will lure the raccoon to safety.

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Some talked, in anxious tones, about nearby falcon nests atop both Wells Fargo Place and Bremer Tower. The mammal was spotted by Tim Nelson, a Minnesota Public Radio reporter, who has been relentlessly tweeting about the progress in the raccoon's movements.

It appeared, by about 1:30 p.m. local time, he had almost reached the top of the building.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

There's a trap set on the roof, but so far, it's not known if the raccoon has been captured.

She noted that an animal control officer was unclear whether the raccoon would be physically able to come down on its own. "The next thing we know, he's on the 22nd floor". It began to rest on a ledge again at about 11:10 a.m.

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Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, captivating public