Pizza Rat was a hero to New Yorkers, but pizza rat now lives in Hoboken after writing one of those sad “Why I Left New York” columns. In his place is Avocado Squirrel, a more refined rodent that seeks out the “good fats” that can be found in ripe avocados, preferably spread over a protein filled poke bowl. The squirrel was seen in a planter on 73rd and Broadway.
Thanks to Henry Zhang for sending the video below, and for his dog Almond, who likes to chase squirrels and spotted Avocado Squirrel.
Also meet Pizza Raccoon, who likes to chow down in Central Park and Croissant Squirrel.
I love squirrels. I love avocados. Bliss!
I love our tree 🐿 rats…I have a black tree rat nesting in my oak tree in front of my house, I put one of my security cameras on the tree to watch him and his new family 24/7.I love 🖤 New York
It’s sad rodents eat human food and vegetables because HUMANS feed them. What happened to acorns? Stop feeding wildlife our food, they will continue to come back to where they got it and they will bring children cousins aunts uncles and neighbors!!
I have an avocado tree and the squirrels eat them. Technically in the wild they are eaten by humans and squirrels.
Avocados grow on trees too.
My guess is that it fell out of someone’s bag and they didn’t notice. Avocados are too expensive to be disposable!
Looks like Avocado Squirrel may be nursing or have just finished raising a family. After dealing with scurius children I usually need avocado too.
What happened to “video below”? Nothing to click on.
Available today. Thanks.
Just click ON the video. 🙂
I am eagerly anticipating the first candid shot of sashimi raccoon. I know he’s out there, it’s just a matter of time until we get a photo and it becomes the next sensation.
Well… avacdos do have a nutty flavour…
Pronounce “croissant” in my French language, S.V.P.. What of the red Squirrels ? Who belongs to Freegan, [group], ? Do some Raccoons chase some folk along the West Side ? [a news story]. A big , lovely book @ pizza; &, some other baked munchies of [Napoli, ?], Italy. NO to some Republicans’ possible cut to Food Stamps. Clean up,aftr picnics, &, after BBQs, please. Bon appetit. “Feed me, I’m yours”. Save our family farms & ranches.
Avocados are toxic to cats and dogs. Probably squirrels, too.
“Pizza Rat was a hero to New Yorkers, but pizza rat now lives in Hoboken after writing one of those sad “Why I Left New York” columns.”
Good one, WSR.
Cute. I love to watch squirrels. So darn adorable.
Can’t our rodent neighboors eat in peace without all the paparazzi.
I put a pumpkin in my yard in Queens for Halloween…it makes a great snack for the squirrels!
This is only happening because the price of avocados have come down and now every rat can afford them. This particular rat makes an amazing guacamole, much better than Zabar’s, or so I’ve heard.
Oh, dear. I don’t know my rats from my squirrels anymore.
GUACAMOLE ? AVOCADO from U.S.A. ? SAVE our family farms. WHERE are the red squirrels in N.Y.C. ? N.B. recipes for cooking SQUIRREL . WHAT are the flowers in the photo ? Bon appetit.