In a scene reminiscent of the famous Battle at Kruger, a new multi-species skirmish has appeared online, although this time the conflict is slightly less brutal.
Like many things that appear online, the video’s origin story is pretty much unknown. Imgur user iwasdoingfinelurking uploaded a copy of it Monday, almost immediately scoring a viral hit, with over 1.5 million views and counting, and it’s now popping up elsewhere. From the looks of iwasdoingfinelurking’s other posts, it’s unlikely he shot it himself, meaning that it’s hard to know where it exactly came from, a mystery that you probably don’t want to know the answer to anyway. (Iwasdoingfinelurking, for their part, offers no clues.)
Still, it doesn’t seem staged (though it might be!), so we should enjoy it for what it is: a piece of food (possibly bread) picked at by some fish, which are then challenged for the food by a turtle, which is then defeated by a rapidly swimming rat.
New Pizza Rat? Perhaps. Call it “Bread Rat,” “Thief Rat,” or “Yoink Rat.” Just never say it didn’t work for its snacks.