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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.

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.

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.

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

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