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Have You Seen This? Chubby squirrel meets full-sized donut

POSTED March 5, 2018 9:29 a.m.
THE NUT HOUSE — There’s a reason why rodents of all shapes and sizes tend to gather where humans dwell — we have the best food.

OK, maybe we don’t have the best food, but we aren’t necessarily good rodent defenders. And frankly, it’s not an easy job.

First of all, rodents can squeeze through openings that look way too small for their bodies. Second, they are crafty opportunists with all their slinking next to walls and darting to and fro with impeccable timing. And third, these days most of us would rather film a rodent being weird rather than do something about it.

The perfect example of the last point is Pizza Rat. As you probably know, this rat was caught on film hauling an entire piece of pizza down the subway steps in New York. (Here’s a link for the four of you who don’t know about Pizza Rat.) The internet went crazy with fascination and disgust.

Now meet Donut Squirrel. His rise to fame hasn’t quite taken off like Pizza Rat’s, but he certainly is a cuter, more socially acceptable version of the same thing. (But don’t fool yourself, squirrels are still rodents.)

In the video, you’ll see the chubby little fellow up in a tree with an entire raised donut clutched in his paws. But instead of trying to drag his food to a dark crevice to eat in peace, Donut Squirrel is not ashamed. He’s munching on that sugared donut like he’s having a lazy weekend morning, eating a donut he’s earned after a long week of doing squirrel stuff.

This video was first posted online in December, but it’s just starting to garner the attention it deserves.

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