shower rat video : Rat taking a shower

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Shower Rat is the new Pizza Rat

You have to see this to believe it.

 

Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

The internet loves watching rats perform unusual activities. In 2015, a rat caught on video dragging a slice of pizza down a staircase in a New York City subway became affectionately known as Pizza Rat. Now there’s a video of a rat that appears to be taking a shower like a human. Say hello to shower rat.

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The video was posted to Reddit Sunday night in the subreddit r/NatureIsFuckingLit. In the comment thread, people wondered whether the rat was actually Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Others said that the creature needed a vest. Over in r/RATS, a poster identified the rat in the video as a giant pouched rat.

On Twitter, the showering rat was discussed with admiration.

The video also made people feel strange because, well, it shows a rat “scrubbing” its body like a human.

https://twitter.com/MrJakeJohnson/status/957774967684317184

https://twitter.com/marrowing/status/957941890510348288

https://twitter.com/Fabio_LaFlare/status/957666351820296192

https://twitter.com/oluwamaya/status/957646597021687808

And, of course, the showering rat became the center of many internet jokes.

But some people pointed out that the rat is likely not enjoying a shower. It could just be trying to itch its body.

https://twitter.com/kennabbby/status/957851792175493120

Welcome to the internet, where even the cute animal videos usually have a catch.

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