A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in the USA city of St Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. When building workers tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, it instead escaped to the UBS Plaza where it began its 23-story hike.
Amid hundreds of photos and retweets from fascinated and frightened pedestrians, the raccoon finally came to a stop on the ledge of a swanky 22nd floor office - just one floor below the top.
A raccoon scaling a Minnesota skyscraper may be the most popular thing on the internet right now and it's putting many people in a Marvel state of mind - complete with Rocket Raccoon jokes.
Looking like a smaller, hairier version of Spiderman, the raccoon was able to scale nearly the entire building, finally stopping to rest outside the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor.
The raccoon was stranded on the ledge of Town Square building near the skyway over 7th Street for two days, according to Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson.
If the raccoon does make it to the top of the tower, the city's department of safety inspections plans to set a trap for it, so they can safely take return it to ground level.
The raccoon sits on the ledge of an office window.
The raccoon has gotten Twitter so excited that someone has even started an account on the critter's behalf: "The St. Paul Raccoon".