There’s a Pizza-Eating Squirrel in Jamaica Plain
Stop what you’re doing.
You can argue over the merits of Boston pizza versus New York pizza, whose water is most conducive to a superlative slice, thin-crust or a heartier Regina, whether or not pineapple belongs anywhere near a perfectly good pie. But one thing is certain: rodents in both Amtrak metropolises love their pizza.
Liz Polcha, an English Ph.D candidate at Northeastern University, tweeted this photo of a squirrel wrangling some ‘roni up a tree in Jamaica Plain.
Important life announcement: there is a squirrel outside my apartment window eating an entire slice of pepperoni pizza pic.twitter.com/ABIFCqQopL
— Liz Polcha (@EPolcha) March 29, 2017
JP Pizza Squirrel is just one of several Pizza Squirrel, not unlike the Green Lantern Corps. After Pizza Rat gained international fame for dragging a slice of cheese pizza up a stoop in New York, a Manhattan Pizza Squirrel was spotted fending off pigeons in Washington Square Park. Then there’s Quincy Pizza Squirrel…
— MMad (@jetpackmom) March 29, 2017
…Park Slope Pizza Squirrel…
Captured in his natural environment, the rare and elusive Park Slope pizza squirrel pic.twitter.com/1mRIn77gPF
— Ben Popper (@benpopper) June 30, 2016
…Chicago Pizza Squirrel…
Chicago’s own pizza rodent: pizza squirrel pic.twitter.com/SskmDgJoXo
— melissa mcewen (@melissamcewen) March 25, 2016
…and Nova Scotia Pizza Squirrel.
Meanwhile, some trigger-happy social media manager at DiGiorno wasted no time getting in early on the surefire viral hit.
@EPolcha Can you confirm if it's delivery or DiGiorno?
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) March 29, 2017
It was almost certainly delivery.