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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It looks like the world-famous, skyscraper-scaling raccoon will have a happy ending.

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The #mpraccoon first captured the hearts of millions on the internet when it started climbing the skyscraper Tuesday afternoon, eventually settling on a ledge more than 20 stories up where it spent several hours napping.

Then around 2 a.m. Wednesday, it started climbing again, moving from window to window, until it reached the corner of the UBS Building, then the roof at around 2:30 a.m. There were some live traps with cat food at the top, but no word yet if the critter made its way into one of them.

The adventure-turned-internet-sensation started when MPR reporters saw the raccoon trapped on an overhang near the bottom of a building near their office. Witnesses say the maintenance staff tried helping it get down by pushing a few two-by-fours in its direction. That obviously didn’t work, as raccoons apparently tend to climb when they get scared.

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The fuzzy critter hopped to the roof of that building before scurrying over to the UBS Building to make its climb.


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