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Raccoon Captivates Social Media by Climbing Skyscraper

Raccoon Captivates Social Media by Climbing Skyscraper

A furry masked critter that scaled a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, has become a social media sensation overnight.

The raccoon was spotted climbing the ledges along the UBS Financial Services building downtown before it stopped to rest on a ledge, according to ABC News affiliate KSTP in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Heroic Raccoon Captivates World by Climbing Minnesota Skyscraper
Heroic Raccoon

The critter rose in popularity on Twitter with the trending hashtag #mprraccoon and one user created an account @TheStPaulRacco1.

Officials successfully and safely captured the raccoon Wednesday morning with the help of traps and soft cat food.