Raccoon finally caught after making it to top of St. Paul building

Raccoon scales office tower in Minnesota captivating the public

A raccoon climbs up the side of the UBS Tower in St. Paul Minn. on Tuesday

Yesterday (June 12), a daredevil raccoon in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated the Internet by climbing 23 stories up a vertical concrete wall.

By Tuesday afternoon, the St. Paul Fire Department had paid a visit to the ledge-lounging raccoon.

The rescue attempt scared the raccoon from MPR's offices to the next door UBS skyscraper, where the ascent began.

Around 2:30 a.m., the raccoon scaled the top of the UBS building and the experts were there to capture it.

No word yet on how crews plan to get it down. Minnesota Public Radio has dubbed the animal #mprraccoon, while the local Fox affiliate briefly set up a live view of its perch on Periscope.

A raccoon has climbed more than 20 floors high on an office building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The raccoon will be released back into the wild.

As it made its way to a window ledge a few stories up, onlookers began to post pictures online. Animal Control, fearing for its health after two days without food and water, had left cat food on the roof in hopes of spurring the animal on to safety.

"We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", the law firm wrote.

It napped for several hours on the window ledge before moving up and on, this time scaling to the 23rd floor - the last remaining floor with windows, or ledges.

Naturally, someone who is decidedly not the raccoon has started a Twitter account on the critter's behalf.

The raccoon rested on various window ledges during its daring climb (resulting in some unbelievable photos) and ultimately reached the building's roof this morning around 3 a.m. local time.

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