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Animal stuck on high-rise ledge becomes social media star

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The raccoon became stranded on the ledge of an office building several days ago, according to Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson.

The animal was first seen in a niche in the wall of the Town Square building on Monday.

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.

The nimble little fella climbed 23 floors - about 60m - up the UBS Tower in Saint Paul, panicking thousands of onlookers who were following the situation on Twitter.

On Tuesday, building maintenance workers were able to get the poor little guy to move, but he unfortunately took a more unsafe route, climbing UBS Tower next door.

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The UBS Plaza building is 25 stories tall.

It appeared, by about 1:30 p.m. local time, he had almost reached the top of the building.

"We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", Paige Donnelly Law wrote.

Many citizens posted on Twitter they were concerned for the raccoon's safety and were anxious it had not eaten since it started its journey.

The little climber has even prompted a (presumably not raccoon-run) parody account on Twitter. "We're hoping it gets to the top so we can set a trap for it there".

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