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Look Out, Pizza Rat…Say Hello to Pizza Squirrel

Finally, DC has a pizza rodent of its very own.

It’s been two long years since pizza rat captured the hearts of New Yorkers, and the rest of the country. Now, DC appears to have a pizza rodent to call its own. A squirrel was spotted carrying a piece of pizza through Petworth this week, and Reddit user olsendre shared photos of the hungry little guy Tuesday morning.  

In a message to Washingtonian, olsendre describes spotting the squirrel “munching away at a slice of plain cheese pizza” near a gas station. “There were plenty of people walking past, but I was apparently the only one that knew what an important and momentous event this was,” olsendre writes. “Luckily he allowed me to snap a couple photos before running off, with the slice still in his jaws.”

Now, stop what you’re doing and take a minute to bask in the glory of Pizza Squirrel.

Pizza Squirrel experiences Jumbo Slice!

Finally, Washington has a hero it deserves.

Courtney Vinopal is a former Washingtonian editorial fellow. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and previously worked as a press attaché for the Embassy of France in Washington, where she ran the institution’s social media accounts and newsletters. She lives in Woodley Park.