Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Daredevil Raccoon's Skyscraper Climb Had Everyone On The Edge Of Their Seats.

There are people out there who consider themselves to be adrenaline junkies. They have no problem jumping out of airplanes or parkouring off of skyscrapers. This has become a pretty normal lifestyle choice and those of us that don't enjoy that kind of thing like to sit back and watch, hoping that they don't kill themselves. But what this raccoon did is something we've never seen before and it had the entire Internet watching in suspense.

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The birds were singing, the sun was shining, and people were on their way to work. It started out as a perfectly normal day. No one expected that by the day's end they would be rooting for the safety of a raccoon.

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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This little raccoon had decided that he was ready to put his climbing skills to the test.

You see, he had been training for awhile in the woods, climbing up the tallest trees he could find, but he just wasn't being challenged enough. So he decided to head to the city to climb the biggest building he could find.

This little raccoon had decided that he was ready to put his climbing skills to the test.

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He found the tallest skyscraper and began to climb.

All of a sudden, people from down below began to watch his ascent. He wasn't expecting attention from the humans. They typically just ignored him, or chased him away with a broom.

He found the tallest skyscraper and began to climb.

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But people weren't ignoring him this time.

They began to gather outside, holding their breaths as he continued to climb. The raccoon never would have thought that humans would take the time out of their day to watch him. He always figured that they just liked to watch the cats, his arch nemeses.

But people weren't ignoring him this time.

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As the raccoon began climbing higher and higher, people began to root for him on the Internet, as well.

His story was all over social media, claiming the hashtag #mprraccoon. Now the raccoon really needed to give them a show. He couldn't disappoint his fans.

As the raccoon began climbing higher and higher, people began to root for him on the Internet, as well.

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