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Raccoon safely trapped after 25-storey tower climb

Press Association logoPress Association 13/06/2018 By Associated Press Reporters

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 Video: Wayward Raccoon Climbs St. Paul Skyscraper (Provided by Associated Press)

A raccoon that became an internet sensation by climbing a 25-storey office tower in Minnesota has been safely trapped and will be released.

The stranded raccoon: The creature will be set free later (AP) © Provided by The Press Association The creature will be set free later (AP)

The forest creature was caught in a live trap on top of the UBS Tower in St Paul early on Wednesday, said Chelsey DeMers, assistant general manager of the company Wildlife Management Services.

The raccoon has a rest as it nears the summit (AP) © Associated Press The raccoon has a rest as it nears the summit (AP) She said the animal is in good condition and is eating. 

A company technician is expected to set the animal free at a site yet to be determined.

The creature scurries up the UBS Tower in St Paul (AP) © Associated Press The creature scurries up the UBS Tower in St Paul (AP) The raccoon’s adventures caused a stir on social media as it scaled the tower on Tuesday, with many Twitter users voicing concern for its safety or joking about the drama as its climb was livestreamed.

Nearby Minnesota Public Radio, which followed its climb, branded it #mprraccoon.

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