Watch a Raccoon Scale a 25-Story Building in Minnesota
Yesterday, a scrawny raccoon captured hearts around the world as it attempted to scale the UBS tower in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The tiny creature seemed to have gotten stuck a few stories above the ground and decided that the way down was to keep heading up. Images of the little raccoon-that-could flooded the internet as the creature ascended the 25-story tower, taking frequent naps and breaks for grooming.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, it triumphantly climbed over the building’s top ledge, greeted with a cat food snack and a cage.
But climbing isn't the masked critter’s only talent. Here are five surprising facts about these impressive creatures:
In recent decades, we've paved over the raccoons' natural habitat, turning woodlands into concrete jungles.