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Chicago's Pizza Squirrel Is MUCH Cuter Than New York's Pizza Rat

By Mina Bloom | March 25, 2016 10:31am | Updated on March 25, 2016 10:57am

CHICAGO — Remember New York City's pizza rat? Well, Chicago has a pizza squirrel — and he's pretty cute. 

Andrew Goodman, 33, took a photo of the little guy grasping onto a slice of pizza and generally being the coolest squirrel we've ever seen Friday morning in Ukrainian Village.

He saw the squirrel scurrying out of an alley at Bishop Street between Superior Street and Chicago Avenue with what appeared to be a piece of cardboard.

Once the squirrel hopped up the tree, Goodman realized he was in fact holding a slice of pizza. 

"It was exactly like the pizza rat, except he was hopping," he said. 

Pizza Squirrel prefers pepperoni. Photo: Andrew Goodman

He couldn't get his phone out fast enough to take a video, but the photo has become quite popular on social media.

Check out the pizza rat that took New York City by storm. Read about the man who captured the video by our friends over at DNAinfo New York.

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