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Skyon Archer
 Posted: Jun 13 2018, 01:17 PM
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Raccoon Climbs 25-Story Tower in St. Paul and Becomes a Sensation

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A raccoon took a break on Tuesday outside a window on the 23rd floor of UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., hours after it began its ascent.CreditEvan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio, via Associated Press

At first, it looked so defeated: Its head buried between its front paws and its body curled up on a ledge 20 feet above a street in downtown St. Paul.

But this was a raccoon, after all — part of a deceptive and unpredictable family of nocturnal mammals whose panda-like looks lull humans into forgetting they can carry multiple diseases. Nonetheless, three maintenance workers shortly before noon on Tuesday thought they could rouse the raccoon from its stupor and offered it a ladder to climb down from the ledge.

It was the start of a mesmerizing escape — captivating people in Minnesota and then nationwide on Twitter.

Read full story at http://newsheadquarter.com/go/a722be647c





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Redrobyn
 Posted: Jun 14 2018, 05:13 AM
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Saw it on the news what possessed the little critter to do that?
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 Posted: Jun 14 2018, 06:44 AM
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Probably wanting to see what was up there lol
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 Posted: Jun 15 2018, 10:41 AM
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Aww the poor thing.
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 Posted: Jun 16 2018, 01:49 AM
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aww bless him!
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magicmuggle01
 Posted: Jun 16 2018, 05:32 AM
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The first I heard about this was on the international news. And I was wondering how a raccoon could even get to the building in the middle of a city without anyone noticing it going along before it got to the building.
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