A Death-Defying Raccoon Is Scaling A Skyscraper In Minnesota And We’re All On Edge

A raccoon is scaling a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The feisty animal is on a 24-story UBS Tower with windows that don’t open.

And the little daredevil is keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.

To show their support and root for the raccoon, some people have taken to social media, while others showed up in person.

By Tuesday afternoon, the raccoon had scaled more than 20 stories.

A Public Radio Reporter from Minnesota said that the mammal has been on its journey for two days without food or water. However, St. Paul Animal Control did not confirm that.

The writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy shared that he would donate $1,000 to charity for the rescue of the raccoon.

St. Paul Animal Control has set up a trap on the roof with food, should the raccoon safely make it there.

A spokesperson for the St. Paul Animal Control Department, Laura Brickley, shared that her department decided that ‘sending people to rescue the raccoon could have unintended consequences — the animal might get frightened if it were cornered so high up — that could lead to a fall.’

“The best option is leaving it alone and hoping it will make it to the top in the evening,” she said. “It’s already shown it’s adept at climbing.”

Brickley said she’s never seen anything like this raccoon’s climb, and she hopes she never sees it again.


At the moment, the raccoon is still on the ledge of the 22nd floor.

RACCOON WATCH: We're getting a live look at the raccoon that scaled a St. Paul skyscraper.It looks like it's currently resting on a ledge. It's currently 22 stories up and just a few stories away from the top of the building.

Posted by WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota on Tuesday, June 12, 2018


So until this little fur ball gets to safety, this will be us:

This is a developing story. Updates to follow.