WASHINGTON, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A raccoon that has gone viral for its climb on a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul, state of Minnesota, was safely rescued atop the building, according to local reports.
Local authorities said the daredevil raccoon was caught in a live trap baited with cat food on top of UBS Plaza early Wednesday. It was in good condition and able to eat when being caught.
The animal was later set free on private property near the Twin Cities suburb of Shakopee, reports said.
The raccoon's climb on the high-rise has caused a stir on social media since it was spotted Tuesday.
Minnesota Public Radio, which broke the story and monitored the animal's adventure from its headquarters less than a block away, branded it #mprraccoon on Twitter.
Many Twitter users also followed the livestreamed climb closely. Some were concerned about the raccoon's safety, while others were talking about the drama.
Common in the United States, raccoons are usually found in alleys or riffling through rubbish bins. The animal is also known as "trash panda."