It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. St. Paul made the national and international news this week because a raccoon climbed a 25 story office building downtown. #MPRraccoon It took the critter hours and hours. The tired rodent took a nap on the roof of the building before being captured and removed.
If there is a life lesson it is about how hard the little raccoon worked to climb the building and how all of that work was wasted when she was captured and brought back down to the ground by a man.
The news media did an excellent job of covering the event but I thought I would use my crazy photojournalistic skills to fill in some of what the media did not cover. After all, it is Friday. (Scroll over the photos or click on them to see captions)
Look for raccoon T-shirts and caps and other memorabilia. There is also artwork depicting the MPR raccoon scaling the building. Maybe someone will write a song about it too. Minneapolis may have hosted the last Super Bowl but they don’t have office towner climbing raccoons like we have in St. Paul.