Raccoon Scales Skyscraper, Becomes Instant Social Media Star

Minnesota Raccoon

That's when it started climbing.

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

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.

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The raccoon has developed quite the following on Twitter, and people are understandably pretty anxious for it. James Gunn, director of iconic raccoon film Guardians of the Galaxy, has even promised to donate $1000 to the non political charity of choice for anyone who can save Skyscraper Raccoon.

With the city on tenterhooks over the fate of the likely exhausted animal, even St Paul's mayor, Melvin Carter had something to add.

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

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"Any other measures we think would endanger him". "I made a big mistake", they posted.

The raccoon has gained a social media following around the country, as people hope the little creature makes it to the top of the building.

Late Tuesday morning, June 12, maintenance employees of St. Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it.

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This article was updated to reflect the lack of information on the raccoon's situation following its ascension to the roof.

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