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14 June 2018 - A Raccoon climbs skyscraper in Minnesota

Publié par Marion Coste le 14/06/2018

Raccoon Is Rescued Atop Building In Minnesota, After Capturing Fans Worldwide

Bill Chappell and Colin Dwyer (NPR, 13/06/2018)

For hours, her life was like a highlight reel of daring stunts and escapes — but now, a raccoon that mesmerized people by climbing a tall building in St. Paul, Minn., has been trapped and is safe.

"In our office we are just glad he is safe. We were all worried about him," said Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney whose firm, Paige Donnelly, is on the 23rd floor of the UBS building. (It was later determined that the critter is female.)

The raccoon was spotted more than 20 stories above street level, in a downtown escapade that our colleagues at Minnesota Public Radio tracked closely — she was, after all, just across the street from them, giving them front-row seats as the animal avoided death and capture with equal aplomb.

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Daredevil raccoon's Minnesota skyscraper climb

(BBC, 13/06/2018)

A daredevil raccoon has been safely rescued after leaving the internet on tenterhooks by scaling a 23-floor building in St Paul, Minnesota.

The critter, dubbed #MPRraccoon after the radio station opposite the high-rise, trended worldwide on Twitter.

Crowds gathered at the building after it went viral, and local media streamed its perilous climb for almost a day.

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High-Climbing Raccoon Finally Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales

Carla Baranauckas (The Huffington Post, 13/06/2018)

A raccoon who captured the nation’s attention by climbing 20 stories up the side of a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday reached the roof of the building overnight to the delight of the internet.

Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio, who has been covering the high-altitude drama, tweeted the news just after 3:45 a.m. Eastern time.

A few hours later, Nelson tweeted that the raccoon had been trapped. A newly created Twitter account for the building, the UBS Plaza, appeared to confirm the news, tweeting a photo of the critter in a trap eating a “delicious meal of soft cat food.”

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Raccoon finally reaches the summit of Minnesota's UBS building

(Guardian News, 13/06/2018)

A daredevil raccoon finally reached the top of a high rise building in Minnesota. The creature was watched by thousands of people online as it spent hours scaling the facade of UBS Tower in Minnesota. 

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