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Old 06-13-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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he made it!

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/ra...ntl/index.html


As the US slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable.

He made it to the roof.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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and while wearing a blindfold!
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Rust Belt, OH
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I am hoping someone helps the poor thing back down. Don't imagine there is much for a raccoon to eat on top of a skyscraper (although there are plenty of food sources on the ground in urban and suburban locations).
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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and while wearing a blindfold!
That's not a blindfold; it's a mask: a new kind of "cat" burglar!
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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I am hoping someone helps the poor thing back down. Don't imagine there is much for a raccoon to eat on top of a skyscraper (although there are plenty of food sources on the ground in urban and suburban locations).
they managed to trap it with some cat food, and turned it loose.

Skyscraper-climbing raccoon rescued, set free in the wild - StarTribune.com

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Minnesota Public Radio tweeted the drama using the hashtag #MPRraccoon. By Tuesday night the saga was the most talked-about story online, even usurping the news of the historic meeting between adversaries U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
pretty funny. more fun than the trump/kim summit.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprracco...twgr%5Ehashtag
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I worked in the engineering staff at that building for several years. They had a nesting pair of peregrine falcons up on the roof for many years as well...maybe still do.

this story refers to another building in St Paul, "our" nesting pair was in the early 80's, I could go up to the mechanical penthouse and watch them in one of the outside air intakes thru one-way glass.

Watch nesting peregrine falcons on DNR website - StarTribune.com
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Amazing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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So glad it made it safely and they were able to relocate it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:17 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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Raccoons - the showoffs of the animal world...

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Trash panda. Balls of steel!
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