Small raccoon makes big climb up skyscraper in downtown St. Paul

We'll explain. The saga started on Monday when the small, mottled brown raccoon was spotted stranded on a ledge of the two-story Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul.

Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #MPRraccoon, and it was soon trending on Twitter.

When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza.

For now, the 23rd-floor ledge ― almost the top of the building ― has become the raccoon's resting spot.

We certainly hope this all ends happily, but we can't say exactly when that will be. "We didn't see it and thought, it went away - that's great!" Users posted photos of the raccoon's plight onto social media.

Minnesota got its very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Raccoon Tuesday - and Twitter can't look away.

About 2.30 a.m. a grainy live feed from the scene showed a shadowy figure scurrying up and over the top of a 25-story building, prompting an nearly audible sigh of relief from the internet.

The critter even had an account created in its honor, its first tweet reading, "I made a big mistake".

The last update about the raccoon's journey was staff from the local fire department were trying to lure it the roof to rescue it.

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