Stranded raccoon scales skyscraper in downtown St. Paul

Minnesota Raccoon

Workers in the office building, whose windows are sealed shut, anxious as the critter scuttled past their offices and rested on window ledges.

On Tuesday, building maintenance workers were able to get the poor little guy to move, but he unfortunately took a more risky route, climbing UBS Tower next door.

By midafternoon, the raccoon had ventured an additional 10 stories up, its claws somehow digging in enough to continue.

Onlookers, reporters and social media users fretted about the welfare of the critter as it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday.

An extremely fearless (or extremely stupid) raccoon scaled a Minnesota building on Tuesday, shocking onlookers and sending Twitter into an anxious frenzy.

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A raccoon scurries up the side of the UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn. When a maintenance crew tried to help the raccoon get down from the ledge Tuesday, he jumped to the nearby UBS Plaza building and climbed 20 stories, according to the public radio station. St. Paul Animal Control had placed cat food and a trap in hopes of enticing the animal to safety.

Workers inside the UBS building have had a front-row seat to the action, including lawyer Sheila Donnelly-Coyne.

A raccoon scaling a Minnesota skyscraper may be the most popular thing on the internet right now and it's putting many people in a Marvel state of mind - complete with Rocket Raccoon jokes. The creature also had its own Twitter account, with one tweet saying, "I made a big mistake". "I'm very scared now-after this there are no more ledges for him to rest on and it's probably a 25-30ft climb to get to the roof from where he is".

In the meantime, officials with the city's animal services department decided that a live trap on the roof, baited with food, would be best. On Tuesday, employees occasionally stepped outside to further document the animal's ascent to greatness on Twitter.

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