Skyscraper-Climbing Raccoon Rivets Internet: ‘Those Are Some Super Claws!’

Critter was first spotted on its climb Tuesday

That’s not spiderman — it’s a raccoon.

A groundswell of observers are taken with a raccoon that scaled the UBS building in St. Paul, Minnesota (and no, as far as we know, it’s not Rocket from “Guardians of the Galaxy”). Minnesota Public Radio was quick to dub the critter the #MPRaccoon on Tuesday, and the hashtag has been trending on Twitter since. Someone even made an account for the animal, tweeting out “I made a big mistake.” By Wednesday, the raccoon’s account had more than 3,500 followers.

St. Paul Animal Control lured the raccoon to the top of the building using cat food, and the animal is safe as of Wednesday morning, according to ABC7 News.

Not only did the raccoon draw attention in St. Paul, but has captured the attention of the internet as well.

“Those are some super claws!” tweeted one reporter.

“Not the hero we deserve but the one we need right now,” tweeted another user.

“Treat yourself and other people the same way you’d treat this raccoon,” added another.

See below for more online reaction to the raccoon’s heroics.


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