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    Minnesota got its very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Raccoon Tuesday – and Twitter can’t look away.

    On Tuesday, a brown raccoon in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, climbed more than 20 stories up the side of the UBS Plaza, causing waves of anxiety across the nation.

    ​The animal was first seen in a niche in the wall of the Town Square building on Monday. When building workers tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, it instead escaped to the UBS Plaza where it began its 23-story hike.

    ​The raccoon has gotten Twitter so excited that someone has even started an account on the critter's behalf: "The St. Paul Raccoon."

    ​On Tuesday, a city spokesperson for animal control tweeted, "We've been in touch with wildlife organizations… We're hoping it gets to the top so we can set a trap for it there."

    ​The UBS Plaza building is 25 stories tall.

    ​We're rooting for you, little one.


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