Minnesota raccoon becomes an unlikely social media star
A raccoon in Minnesota has become an unlikely social media star after scaling an office tower in the state’s capital.
The furry hero began it’s journey on Monday, when it became stuck on the 2nd floor ledge of another building. During a rescue attempt by three maintenance workers, the raccoon made a run for it and began scaling a second building, the office tower it now calls captor. The poor furry critter has been sky-high since Monday, NPR reports.
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
Dubbed the #mprraccoon, the athletic trash panda has captured the hearts of the internet. Many have been tweeting their support for the animal, as it stays stranded on the skyscraper. One woman even created an illustration of the athletic animal in action:
— Megan Tegeder (@mtegeder) June 12, 2018
Workers inside the UBS building have had a front-row seat to the action, including lawyer Sheila Donnelly-Coyne. The animal has elected the windowsill outside her law firm as it’s temporary home, and has been spotted taking naps and grooming itself. As you can see in the image below, it seems the general public may be more concerned about the situation than the raccoon is.
He stretched a little bit ago then decided to lay down for a nap.He has been sniffing a bit we’re hoping he smells the food they put on the top of the building so that he can get to safety. pic.twitter.com/BBD1Ob0L4r
— Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 13, 2018
According to CBS News Minnesota, live traps have been set on the roof of the UBS building and rescuers are hoping to lure the celebrity raccoon to safety with food.
FOX9 has a live Twitter broadcast of the stranded raccoon, if that’s your thing.
The article was originally published on Brag Magazine