This poor raccoon apparently got itself stranded on a ledge of the Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway over 7th Street. It's been there for two days now, without food or water. @mprnews pic.twitter.com/fVI5pmdCWq— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
He is on the ledge on our floor. He seems to be doing well. We’ve been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed.. #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/HY1PkuFKz0— Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 12, 2018
Here are some some updates But he is napping now pic.twitter.com/quxMjJWoyS— Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 12, 2018
Opens Twitter: why is my entire feed obsessed with a raccoon?— Euqinomist (@Euqinomist) June 13, 2018
5 minutes later: come on buddy, you can do it!
10 minutes later: will no one save the poor raccoon?!#mprraccoon
Do you know why all of us are so concerned about #mprraccoon?— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) June 13, 2018
I think all of us in this country need a win.
It may be just a raccoon but many of us feel trapped on ledge and are in need of a rescue.
All of us need a hero to save us. pic.twitter.com/yICdZ30F6e
I would run over 12 raccoons with a bulldozer to save this stuck climbing raccoon.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) June 13, 2018
Moral of the raccoon story: we care about individuals in adversity; about stories and characters, not generalities and statistics. Important to remember this when trying to support or save something.— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) June 13, 2018
#mprraccoon FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE SAVE THIS RACCOON LIKE WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SCALE BUILDINGS FOR FUN— Jen (@labbelady) June 12, 2018
UPDATE: Building management has told employees of a law office on top of UBS Tower that the climbing raccoon was lured into a trap baited with cat food and is safe. (Photo Tim Nelson)https://t.co/wot4be921c pic.twitter.com/dBzuWNm5Kh— KARE 11 (@kare11) June 13, 2018
RACCOON UPDATE: it has been trapped, its eating, still on top of tower, will be released "somewhere safe" by private Brooklyn Park contractor Wildlife Management Services— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 13, 2018