Raccoon scales high-rise in downtown St. Paul

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A raccoon that spent much of Tuesday climbing a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minn., has gathered a crowd of anxious followers from around the world.

A raccoon ended up in a most precarious place near the top of the UBS building. At one point, a small crowd had gathered on the street to see what would happen next.

Many feared for the raccoon's safety, with more than 4,500 watching a live-stream of its climb to the top.

For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon.

Then it started to climb.

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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.

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

There is not a whole lot that St. Paul Animal Control can do because a rescue mission would be too risky for both the raccoon and the workers.

Apparently, live traps have been put on the roof of the building in hopes the animal, which has gained quite the social media following, will make it up there.

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

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