It’s near the top of the 24-story UBS Tower.
And it’s stealing the hearts of people along the way. They’ve taken to social media — and showed up in person — to root for her to make it to the top.
The trash panda had scaled more than 20 stories by Tuesday afternoon.
It’s been on this journey for two days without food or water, according to a Minnesota Public Radio reporter.
And people IRL and online are very emotionally invested in the furball’s journey.
Some people can’t look, but they also can’t look away.
One person has already made fan art.
It’s messing up some people’s workdays (same tbh).
“Mood: I am stressed about a lot of unknowns, and I am crying about a raccoon trapped on the ledge of a building in Minneapolis. WILL IT BE OK?!”
It’s unclear what will happen even if it reaches the top. Minnesota Public Radio reported that Saint Paul Animal Control Center was considering setting a trap on the top of the building.
Later on, the fire department paid her a visit.
We’ve been biting our nails and praying.
But the raccoon appeared to still be on the ledge after the fire department left. What will it take to save her?
Minnesota Public Radio reported that fire department officials judged that trying to rescue the raccoon from the ledge would be too great a risk to firefighters to justify. Local animal control put a trap with food on the roof to catch the animal and bring it to ground level The Fire Department did not respond to request for further comment.
Would you break the window to save the raccoon?
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