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.
I made a big mistake. #mprraccoon
— The MPR Raccoon (@TheStPaulRacco1) June 12, 2018
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.
Can’t get enough of #MPRaccoon on @ABC7, after he successfully scaled a 20+ story building in Minnesota while cameras rolled. UBS Plaza shared this pic of him caged on the roof this AM & said wildlife officials we’re picking him up. Those are some super claws! #RaccoonWatch2018 pic.twitter.com/KKQQ4L6Wws
— Brandi Hitt (@ABC7Brandi) June 13, 2018
— Andrew Pharis (@andrew_pharis) June 13, 2018
— Chrishell Hartley (@Chrishell7) June 13, 2018
— bags (@burgessanthem) June 13, 2018
If you're going through hell, take a nap, then keep going.
— Hannibal Lecter???? (@Humanitarian66) June 13, 2018
— Emily N-L (@jstemily) June 13, 2018
I’ve been keeping up with #MPRaccoon for hours. No matter how this ends, can someone please just tell me he’s adopted and has food and shelter for the rest of his life ?
— qtrlifecocktail (@mar_ce_la0) June 13, 2018
The world needs #MPRaccoon to show us what we are capable of if we truly believe in ourselves and have a supportive network.
Treat yourself and other people the same way you’d treat this raccoon
— Cat (@catsspace) June 13, 2018
— The Eyewitness Muse (@EyewitnessMuse) June 13, 2018
— Real Synap (@realasynps) June 13, 2018