#PizzaRat: Video shows New York City rodent carrying pizza slice down subway stairs

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Monday, September 21, 2015
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- A new video taken Sunday night has sparked a social media firestorm, with many saying a furry scavenger perfectly captures the life of an average New Yorker.

The video, taken by Matt Little at the First Avenue L train station in the East Village, shows a rat attempting to carry a slice of pizza in its mouth while climbing down the stairway.

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The rat eventually dropped the pizza and scurried away.

Shortly after the video was posted, #PizzaRat shot up the trending charts, with many commentators bucking the usual trend of people being grossed out by the rodents.