LAST UPDATE: SHE’S A SHE, AND SHE’S FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

YAAAY IT ATE CAT FOOD!

Update update: SUCCESS! AS OF 3AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME MPR RACCOON MADE IT TO THE ROOF!!!!

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Update, it’s climbing back down!!!

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You guys, my heart, I can’t take this much longer!

For those woefully unaware, a very hungry little raccoon was trying to get at a nest of pigeon eggs a couple of days ago and ended up stranded on the ledge of a skyway. From there, things escalated (literally), and it ended up scaling up 23 stories on the UBS building in downtown St. Paul.

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The mayor, the fire department, and animal control are all monitoring the situation. It’s made it to the top floor and only has a few feet more to climb to get to the roof and food! They won’t break a window or send anyone to catch it for fear that they’d startle it and send it falling. They also want to keep people safe, and it’s a huge ask to have people risking their lives for a raccoon.

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HANG IN THERE, TRASH PANDA! WE ARE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!