Where Is Minneapolis Raccoon Now? The Little Climber Has Been Safely Captured

The raccoon who caught the attention of thousands around the world as he climbed a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, is now safe.

The MPR Raccoon, first found by Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson, was stuck on a ledge of a nearby building Monday. When a maintenance crew tried to help the raccoon get down from the ledge Tuesday, he jumped to the nearby UBS Plaza building and climbed another 20 stories, according to the public radio station.

The little guy’s journey came to an end on Wednesday morning. The law firm at the UBS building confirmed to Nelson that the raccoon has been safely caught.

“A law firm in the office tower—whose window ledge housed the raccoon for a number of hours Tuesday—says that building management told them the animal had been trapped,” Nelson tweeted.

The UBS tower also tweeted the little climber was able to eat some cat food before he was caught.

“After a delicious meal of soft cat food, #mprraccoon has been caught and will be picked up by Wildlife Management. Goodbye friend!” the UBS tower tweeted on Wednesday.

Images and videos of the raccoon’s climb went viral on social media. According to MPR, the little daredevil was able to reach the roof of the building by 2:45 a.m. Many people watching the animal’s climb were worried he could fall.

"In our office we are just glad he is safe. We were all worried about him," Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney who works on the 23rd floor of the UBS building, told NPR.

A parody Twitter account for the little climber tweeted about his accomplishments and thanked his fans after he got to the top of the building.

“I MADE IT!!! I'd like to thank God, the great people of Minnesota and the Wu-Tang Clan. Now someone come get me. I'm on the roof,” the parody account wrote. 

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