Raccoon makes habit out of scaling skyscrapers

Animal stuck on high-rise ledge becomes social media star

Watch: Raccoon's attempt to scale large office block captivates US, watchers hold their breaths as live streams monitor his every move

When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza.

Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress as it scaled the 25-storey UBS Tower. He started climbing. And he's now on the 22nd floor.

A raccoon scaling the side of a skyscraper Tuesday has people all across the country watching its every move with bated breath.

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"We're hoping the raccoon goes to the top of the building so we can help it out of its predicament", a spokesperson for the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspection said, according to WCCO. While some asked what authorities were doing for the creature, Nelson also noted that it's hard to get close to animals that could feel threatened, potentially putting the creature and any workers in more danger.

For now, the 23rd-floor ledge ― almost the top of the building ― has become the raccoon's resting spot.

Meanwhile, someone who also is decidedly not the raccoon started a rival Twitter account.

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"Any other measures we think would endanger him".

It brought an end to a day of drama as people around the world anxious that the basketball-sized raccoon would lose its grip as it climbed or slip off a window ledge hundreds of feet above the light rail tracks running down Cedar Street in St. Paul.

This article was updated to reflect the lack of information on the raccoon's situation following its ascension to the roof.

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