Watch a Raccoon Scale a 25-Story Building in Minnesota

June 13, 2018 – It’s safe to say that raccoons are pretty good climbers ... as demonstrated by this raccoon in Saint Paul, Minnesota, spiking onlookers awe and anxiety levels.

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.

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