The animal, whose travel was tracked on Twitter, was fed and promised to let go of a safe place.
Raccoon from the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, became an Internet celebrity because of its attempt to scramble up the wall onto the roof of the UBS skyscraper, one of the tallest buildings in the city. Twitter users arranged a live broadcast of the animal’s ascent, fixing its movements on photographs from the ground and from the windows of offices. After the raccoon climbed onto the roof, representatives of UBS said that the raccoon is safe.
The Wildlife Service has placed a cat food and a trap for the animal at the top. Local journalists noted that at the time of the announcement, the raccoon was still on the roof, but he was promised to release it in a safe place.
— UBS Plaza (@ubs_plaza) 13 June 2018
— Evan Frost (@efrostee) 13 June 2018
The Football Club of Minnesota United and the Mayor of St. Paul on Twitter congratulated the animal with the achievement of the set goal.
— Mayor Melvin Carter (@MayorCarter_) 13 June 2018
“This raccoon proved that St. Paul is a great place to take risks, ignore low chances and reach peaks”
— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) 13 June 2018
“When I woke up and heard that the raccoon had successfully climbed onto the roof and was now safe”
And the Lawrence Police Department, Kansas, asked people not to repeat for the raccoon – even if it’s their dream.
If #mprraccoon can make it to the top of that building, then anyone can achieve their dreams. It's an inspiration. But we strongly recommend people don't try to scale buildings, even if that is your dream. Raccoons are much better climbers. https://t.co/OIWkGXbGB1
— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) 13 June 2018
“If this raccoon could get on the roof of the building, then anyone can fulfill their dreams. It’s inspiring. But we recommend that people do not try to climb buildings, even if it’s their dream. Raccoons know how to climb much better ”
A few hours before the raccoon’s rescue, the director of the film “The Guardians of the Galaxy” James Gunn promised to donate a thousand dollars to a charity fund to choose who will save the animal. One of the main characters of the “Guardians of the galaxy” is the talking raccoon Rocket.
I'll donate a thousand bucks to the non political charity of choice to anyone who saves this raccoon. I can't handle this. Poor dude. https://t.co/2F5reAKkKa
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) 12 June 2018
The best thing about making your own #mprracoon ?
— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) 13 June 2018
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) 13 June 2018
— Megan Tegeder (@mtegeder) 12 June 2018
Also, his ascent to the top was combined with the music from the film “Mission Impossible”.
— Alicia Lewis (@alicialewisKARE) 13 June 2018