'MPR raccoon' scales UBS Tower in St. Paul

Raccoon scales skyscraper in Minnesota

Raccoon scales skyscraper in Minnesota

The adventure started on Monday when, according to one local reporter the raccoon got stranded, "likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests".

With no balconies or windows that open, office workers inside the building were left to watch anxiously as the raccoon continued its climb.

The nimble little fella climbed 23 floors - about 60m - up the UBS Tower in Saint Paul, panicking thousands of onlookers who were following the situation on Twitter.

As the United States slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable.

A raccoon scaling a Minnesota skyscraper may be the most popular thing on the internet right now and it's putting many people in a Marvel state of mind - complete with Rocket Raccoon jokes. Users posted photos of the raccoon's plight onto social media.

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

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

Until we have any further details, we'll just pray for a miracle.

The critter even had an account created in its honor, its first tweet reading, "I made a big mistake".

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