Shower Rat is the new Pizza Rat


You have to see this to believe it.

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.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.