The building-scaling raccoon in Minnesota who ascended to impressive heights of internet stardom has been rescued. But not before it amassed a huge following. MPRraccoon — as the raccoon is now known on Twitter — captured widespread attention as people online followed its adventurous heroics when it climbed a 25-story building in St. Paul, Minn. Naturally, people drew superhero comparisons as they took to Twitter to urge the furry adrenaline seeker on.
A raccoon that scaled the 25-story UBS building in downtown St.Paul, Minnesota, is now back on the ground floor. UBS confirmed on Twitter that the MPR Raccoon, named such because Minnesota Public Radio was one of the first news outlets to report on the critter, was safely trapped on the roof of the building and is set to be released by Wildlife Management Services into the suburbs of the Twin Cities, where most structures are two stories tops.
The MPR Raccoon has safely made it to the roof. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you missed quite a day on Twitter yesterday. Twitter users were captivated yesterday while watching the perilous journey of a small raccoon as it scaled a 23-story office tower in St. Paul, Minnesota. Local reporters at Minnesota Public Radio dubbed it the #MPRraccoon and many people went to bed last night unsure of the little critter’s fate.