This Raccoon Is Climbing A Skyscraper And Oh God, We Hope It’s Okay
It's on another level.
Right now in Minnesota, a humble raccoon has taken on a lofty challenge: it’s scaling a skyscraper, and we’re all really worried about it.
How did things come to this? Apparently the poor thing’s been stuck on a ledge of the building for a few days now, and seems to have decided the only way it could go from there was up.
Really far up, in fact. Here’s a picture from an office worker in the 13th floor, showing the little guy still steadily climbing.
— Ben (@Johnson88Ben) June 12, 2018
He is on the ledge on our floor. He seems to be doing well. We’ve been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed.. #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/HY1PkuFKz0
— Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 12, 2018
And here’s what that looks like from the extremely terrifying outside:
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018
The Fire Department has been trying to rescue it, but with the raccoon stuck on the outside of the building there’s not a lot they can do given that the windows don’t open. They’ve reportedly left cat food on the building’s rooftop in the hope the smell will lure the little dude up there to be rescued, but that’s still a real long climb.
— Evan Frost (@efrostee) June 12, 2018
The raccoon has developed quite the following on Twitter, and people are understandably pretty worried for it. James Gunn, director of iconic raccoon film Guardians of the Galaxy, has even promised to donate $1000 to the non political charity of choice for anyone who can save Skyscraper 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
If this raccoon dies I'm moving to Canada.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) June 12, 2018
I am so worried about the raccoon
— andrea grimes (@andreagrimes) June 12, 2018
I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon
— The St. Paul Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018
Anyway, if you were looking for a stressful summit to follow intently today, you’ve got it. Power to you, little raccoon. We hope you make it to the top safely.