‘Trash Panda’ scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, and everyone loved it

‘Trash Panda’ scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, and everyone loved it

‘Trash Panda’ scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, and everyone loved it

On Tuesday, the building maintenance workers were able to get the poor raccoon to move, but instead of coming down, it began climbing the UBS Tower next door.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress as it scaled the 25-storey UBS Tower.

Then it started to climb.

The raccoon has developed quite the following on Twitter, and people are understandably pretty anxious 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.

Though the roof was ready with baited traps, the latest updates appear to show the raccoon descending the building after reaching as high as the 23rd floor.


The city's mayor, Melvin Carter, assured raccoon-watchers help was on the way.

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

Evan Frost, also of MPR News, tweeted the raccoon got a visit from the St. Paul Fire Department, and that cat food had been placed on the roof of the building.

The Twitter account says the little creature was heading back down the building before settling in for a nap.

A raccoon scaling a Minnesota skyscraper may be the most popular thing on the internet right now and it's putting many people in a Marvel state of mind - complete with Rocket Raccoon jokes.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]