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Pizza Squirrels Are Apparently Taking Over Chicago

By Evan F. Moore | March 27, 2016 10:45am | Updated on April 8, 2016 10:58am
 Lincoln Square Pizza Squirrel
Lincoln Sq pizza squirrel
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CHICAGO— When it comes to sampling the best pizza Chicago has to offer, an unlikely demographic is starting make its case known to the masses. 

Since DNAinfo posted a series of pictures showing squirrels eating pizza across the city, Chicagoans have sent in pictures of Pizza Squirrel sightings:

Lincoln Square resident Erika Claich had her first sighting of a Pizza Squirrel last year. She sent DNAinfo a photo after she saw the most recent one. 

"I was walking home from the Rockwell Brown Line stop and all of a sudden a squirrel runs onto the sidewalk right in front of me carrying a huge piece of pizza in its mouth," Claich said."I had just heard about pizza rat in NYC, so I really couldn't believe it."

Claich said that seeing Pizza Squirrel brought unexpected joy to her day. 

"I was laughing so much it was actually a little hard for me to get my phone out to take a picture,  so I ended up following the squirrel up the street a bit," Claich said. "I completely expected him to drop it and run off before I could get my shot, but I got lucky because he ended up going up some stairs and had his lunch on someone's front porch,  which is where I finally got my shot. It totally made my day."  

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