The #MPRraccoon was rescued from the top of a St. Paul skyscraper this morning.
He was lured to the top of the 25-storey building with soft cat food.
After a delicious meal of soft cat food, #mprraccoon has been caught and will be picked up by Wildlife Management. Goodbye friend! pic.twitter.com/twcBPpjOQk
— UBS Plaza (@ubs_plaza) June 13, 2018
A happy ending to a story that captivated the Internet.
Oh little daredevil raccoon!
Look at all the anxiety you are causing around the world as the Internet awaits what will happen next in your escapades.
When a raccoon, quickly dubbed with the hashtag #MPRraccoon decided to climb like Spiderman up a building, he captured hearts all around the world. MPR Radio first broke the news of the raccoon.
But soon major news outlets were livestreaming the raccoon’s daring act.
My picture from the 13th floor around noon. Hope he makes it down OK! #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/gfVWysn9iO
— Ben (@Johnson88Ben) June 12, 2018
People filmed the live scaling of the USB Building by the raccoon.
OK found him #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/S421oNlvpA
— Chelsea Palmateer (@manchelster) June 12, 2018
Logan Eastman made a meme of what has become the second most famous St. Paul resident since Mary Tyler Moore.
For those wondering how he got up there in the first place #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/cb6ViWMLHt
— Logan Eastman (@loganerik) June 12, 2018
Some people chimed in with suggestions of how to rescue the raccoon.
We are very nervously watching the historic climb of the #MPRraccoon, so we gathered some encouraging books. Plus, Reggie Raccoon (friend of #BooksellerAngela) and his as-yet un-adopted friend are doing their own climb in solidarity. pic.twitter.com/KBFiNQQST5
— Red Balloon Bookshop (@RedBalloonBooks) June 12, 2018
Even Mayor Melvin Carter had something to say.
Even wild animals know @cityofsaintpaul is a great place to reach for higher heights. We’re working with staff & building owner to find a way to help #MPRraccoon without further endangering it or staff by scaring or making it feel threatened.
— Mayor Melvin Carter (@MayorCarter_) June 12, 2018
The Internet lost its mind with worry.
Why do t they use the things the window washers do and go get the poor raccoon!
— #SaveLucifer #PickUpLucifer (@tmjarosinski) June 12, 2018
I NEED UPDATES!! 😓😓😓
— Verita Serum (@verumont24) June 13, 2018
Can we get that guy who climbed up to rescue the baby on the horn please?
— Bobby Hayden (@bobhaydensson) June 12, 2018
People pledged to help rescue the raccoon including James Gunn, the writer for Guardians of the Galaxy, who offered a thousand dollar reward to a non political charity to anyone who saves the raccoon.
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) June 12, 2018