A raccoon is scaling the side of a tall skyscraper, and it’s incredibly stressful

The masked animal did so by scaling a St. Paul, Minn., skyscraper, a la Spider-Man, and in the process riveting — and terrifying — legions of humans who followed online.

By lunchtime, Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson tweeted, the raccoon had climbed 12 stories up the UBS Tower — and things were getting stressful. It had gotten stranded on a neighboring building two days before, Nelson said, “likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway.”

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte