MADE IT!: High-Climbing Raccoon Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales

The raccoon who captured the nation’ s attention by climbing 20 stories up the side of a skyscraper in St . Paul, Minnesota, upon Tuesday reached the roof of the constructing overnight to the delight of the web.

Bernard Nelson of Minnesota Public Stereo, who has been covering the high-altitude play, tweeted the news just after 3: forty five a. m. Eastern time.

A few hours later, Nelson tweeted   that the raccoon had been trapped. The newly created Twitter account for house, the UBS Plaza, appeared to verify the news, tweeting a photo of the animal in a trap eating a “ delicious meal of soft kitty food. ”  

Wildlife management workers intend to release the raccoon in a neighborhood with “ lots of land, ” according to Tad Vezner, a media reporter for the St . Paul Pioneer Push.

It was called the  #MPRraccoon   because Minnesota General public Radio, whose offices are in the nearby building, documented the animal’ s long, strange trip. Therefore did other concerned animal fans:

As the raccoon climbed higher and higher upon Tuesday, animal welfare officials wished that it would reach the roof from the UBS Plaza building so it might be trapped. But overnight, the night time mammal thwarted that plan simply by beginning to descend. The wily beast climbed down to the 17th ground, where observers said it seemed to be resting.

But it changed course one more time plus climbed up to the roof.

Many people followed the particular raccoon’ s adventures and some Twitter accounts purporting to signify the animal were launched. Even Mike Tapper of CNN commented in the situation:

This story continues to be updated to note the raccoon attained the roof and was then caught.