Raccoon Scales 20 Stories of Minnesota Office Building, Terrifies Twitter

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower yesterday, interrupting work and causing anxiety for some.

Concerned that the raccoon had become trapped, Twitter users called for a host of inventive solutions, including sending up a hot air balloon to take the raccoon to safety.

A raccoon stretches itself on the 23rd floor of a tower in Minnesota, US.

The raccoon was originally stranded on a different nearby building Monday before escaping to a nearby roof and starting its unlikely ascent, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reports.

When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza.

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The skyscraper-scaling raccoon doesn't just have people keeping track to see what the creature's ultimate fate will be, though.

Nelson reported that local animal control had placed live traps on the roof of the building hoping to snare and save the animal if he makes it to the top.

The account also tweeted: "Oh great ..."

There is not a whole lot that St. Paul Animal Control can do because a rescue mission would be too risky for both the raccoon and the workers.

An extremely fearless (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.

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