A bizarre sight of a rat washing itself like a human appears to be the latest rodent sensation making the rounds on the Internet.
The clip of the “squeaky clean” rat has racked up over 37 million views in two days, bringing back memories of the rodent sensations of 2015 – the pizza rat and the selfie rat, which featured a rat climbing on a sleeping man’s lap while he was waiting for a train at the station, according to theepochtimes.com.
The scene was reportedly taken in a bathroom sink in Huaraz city, Ancash, Peru. The clip shows the rat standing up on its hind legs, lathering, and scrubbing itself down with soapy water.
Electronic DJ, Jose Correa, who claims to have filmed the moment, said he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“It went on for about 30 seconds, and then he ran off. I think he just wanted to give himself a good clean,” Correa said.
“I care a lot about animals so I wanted to protect his privacy. I would never want to hurt him. So I just filmed him and let him go,” he added.