Internet fixates on fate of raccoon on side of Minnesota skyscraper

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On Twitter, office workers posted photos and videos of the raccoon resting on sills and climbing up the building's concrete pillars.

Dubbed the #mprraccoon on Twitter, the raccoon drew thousands of breathless observers as it scampered, scaled and explored its unlikely high-rise habitat.

A raccoon scratches herself on the window sill of the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor of the UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 12, 2018, in this image obtained from social media.

Well after midnight - when most Americans had gone to sleep - the raccoon reached the roof and was captured in a trap set up by wildlife control officials.

An extremely fearless (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.

The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT), just a few floors high.

This glowing response to the presence of a raccoon is unusual in the United States, where the animals are usually considered pests.

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On Tuesday, building maintenance workers were able to get the poor little guy to move, but he unfortunately took a more unsafe route, climbing UBS Tower next door. "We couldn't imagine how this would end well for him".

"But you don't see them scaling office towers", Mr Nelson said.

A raccoon has got social media users across the globe to come together to collectively experience an anxiety attack.

Posting on Twitter, one person said: 'This is insane.

Both men laughed when asked if they had managed to get any work done during raccoon-watch.

At times, the animal's ascent looked death-defying.

The incident even prompted James Gunn, director of the film Guardians of the Galaxy (which features a heroic racoon as one of its main characters) to offer US$1,000 to anyone who would rescue the critter.