The raccoon that scaled a St. Paul skyscraper this week and had legions around the globe riveted to the internet to watch the drama now has her own clothing line.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) on Wednesday released two limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate the plucky critter’s ascent to the roof of the UBS Plaza tower.
MPR was the first media outlet to report on the daredevil’s antics, which began Tuesday morning after the 1-year-old female, feasting on pigeon eggs in the Town Square Complex loading dock, apparently got spooked and started her perilous climb.
Onlookers gasped, shot video and rooted her on as she clung to the side of the pebbled concrete tower and at times stopped to nap on ledges of the 25-story building on Cedar Street.
Many posted their photos and well wishes on Twitter and other social media platforms using #MPRraccoon.
Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the adventurous raccoon completed her journey to the top, where she was caught in a trap filled with food.
Technicians from Wildlife Management Services came and took the animal away and released her in the metro area’s southwestern suburbs.
With the happy ending, MPR is selling T-shirts featuring the #mprracoon. A blue T-shirt shows a facial image of a raccoon. The other shirt is gray and features a raccoon and the image of a heart.
Shirts at $25 each are being sold at Public Media Market. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a Roseville organization supporting injured or orphaned wildlife.