The raccoon is the top trend on Twitter in the U.S.
By Tuesday afternoon, the St. Paul Fire Department had paid a visit to the ledge-lounging raccoon.
An extremely fearless (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.More news: 'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs
It brought an end to a day of drama as people around the world anxious that the basketball-sized raccoon would lose its grip as it climbed or slip off a window ledge hundreds of feet above the light rail tracks running down Cedar Street in St. Paul.
Wildlife Management Services said the raccoon is not rabid and it will be released back into the wild.
Instead, the spooked animal began scaling the slightly-curved edifice of the building, not stopping until it reached UBS's 22nd floor, where it began licking the window of a swanky office.
As night descended on St. Paul, the raccoon appeared to start climbing down, before reversing course.More news: Trading Statistics of Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (EVHC)
One lucky racoon in the United States has not only made it (to the top of a building, that is), but has also gained world-wide attention for its dare-devil antics.
A raccoon scrambles along a ledge on the side of the Town Square building in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower in St Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday.
For now, the 23rd-floor ledge ― almost the top of the building ― has become the raccoon's resting spot.More news: Right Now, NASA's Opportunity Is Battling a Potentially Deadly Martian Dust Storm
According to Minnesota Public Radio, the raccoon safely made it to the roof on Wednesday morning.