Wild Rat Caught on Camera Taking a Bath Like a Human

January 29, 2018 Last Updated: January 29, 2018

A bizarre sight of a rat washing itself like a human appears to be the latest rodent sensation.

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.

The scene was reportedly taken in a bathroom sink in Huaraz city, Ancash, Peru, and 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, according to Metro. “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 that he was astonished the video became popular so quickly.