Hashtag #mprraccoon trends as raccoon scales tower in Minnesota

On Tuesday, the sight of a raccoon scaling the UBS tower in Minnesota captured the attention of social media users around the world.

The raccoon took around 20 hours to scale the 25-story building and reach the roof. Workers and visitors to the UBS building documented the raccoon’s journey:

Ben on Twitter

My picture from the 13th floor around noon. Hope he makes it down OK! #mprraccoon


News of the raccoon’s exploits was originally broken by a local public radio station, MPR News, which led to the trending hashtag #mprraccoon.

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