For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon. The drama started after maintenance workers removed the creature from the roof of a St Paul,  Minnesota office block. Unhappy about being relocated, the Raccoon walked over to another bigger building, the neighbouring UBS tower and started to climb it.  Twitter users posted well wishes and progress reports and as night descended, it looked like the racoon had changed it’s mind and started to climb down but soon headed back up the building.

Twitter was full of suggestions on how one might save the raccoon including sending up a hot air balloon to rescue him but in the end, he got to the top all by himself, that little daredevil!  At 2:30am a grainy shot  was released of the raccoon finally reaching the top of the building.

The raccoon was caught on the roof of the building using a live trap and later released into central park to live a sweet live ravaging garbage cans for delicious trash.


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