Skyscraper Raccoon’s Friends: Dude’s Always Been Adrenaline Junkie

ST. PAUL – A raccoon took a dare from a skunk who bet him he couldn’t scale a nearby 2-story house. The raccoon laughed, and then climbed to the top of a 25-story, city skyscraper. The embarrassed skunk slipped into the woods and hasn’t been seen since.

But why did the raccoon do it? According to some of his forest friends, the raccoon has always been a little ‘off.’ “Dude’s always been an adrenaline junkie,” one jackrabbit said. “I’ve known him since we were little. He was always base jumping from the tallest trees in the forest, or bungee jumping using vines. Maybe he was trying to impress the females, who knows? He’s not right in the head, I can tell you that.”

Believe it or not, the St. Paul raccoon does not get the record for tallest varmint climb.

The intrepid raccoon captivated social media during his unbelievable climb. He’s the first woodland creature to go viral from the forest he calls home. “He’s crazy, but he’ll definitely get laid after this,” the rabbit continued.

A local turtle friend muttered, “I just don’t understand why he didn’t take the elevator or the stairs. Seems like a lot of work to me.”

But for all his hard work, the little daredevil was taken into police custody when he reached the top of the building. He will be charged with ignoring a St. Paul city statute which bans raccoons from scaling all city skyscrapers. Bummer.

The raccoon stopped on ledges to live-tweet his adventure.


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