Were you anxious about the raccoon who spent the better part of Tuesday, and some of Wednesday, climbing to the top of a skyscraper in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota? Late Tuesday morning, June 12, maintenance employees of St. Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it.
Photos show the animal plastered to the side of the building while many office workers shared photos from inside the UBS Tower, showing the animal's progress.
An extremely courageous (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.
No word yet on how crews plan to get it down.
After registering its immediate peril, the creature climbed the first 20 storeys of the building fairly rapidly and remained there for much of Tuesday afternoon, sleeping on the 20th floor.
The raccoon's adventures caused a stir on social media, with many Twitter users voicing concern for its safety or joking about the drama surrounding the animal's exploits.
The raccoon will be released back into the wild.
Just before 3:30 Central time, the raccoon climbed up another story, then settled for another rest on a window ledge.
The raccoon rested on various window ledges during its daring climb (resulting in some incredible photos) and ultimately reached the building's roof this morning around 3 a.m. local time.