If you thought Pizza Rat represented the peak of rodent achievement, think again.
A rat has been captured on camera apparently setting off a fire alarm in Washington DC – causing the whole residential building to be evacuated, according to local news reports.
In the footage, the rat can be seen climbing a railing near to a fire exit, before leaping and landing on the fire alarm lever, pulling it down in the process.
According to NBC Washington, the incident occurred last summer – but it seems the footage has only just come to light.
Who ratted him out?! https://t.co/r5ZOk1zqoq— Julia Waldow (@juliawaldow) September 10, 2018
I been trying to tell y'all that the rats in DC are gutta af. He prolly pulled the fire alarm so that he could steal a few TVs during the evacuation. https://t.co/Vv0RU4GRId— rocket juju (@juliacraven) September 10, 2018
How many people did he save with his quick thinking? https://t.co/FWDcENHGc6— snowkie (@mokie) September 10, 2018
The resourceful rodent is being compared to the 2015 viral sensation Pizza Rat, a clip which showed a rat pulling a slice of pizza down into the subway.
If Pizza Rat captured the can-do spirit and resourcefulness of New York City circa 2015, Fire Alarm Rat captures the on-the-brink panic of today's Washington https://t.co/PLohWkkz9n— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) September 10, 2018
New York rats just eat pizza. DC rats are so industrious they cause mass evacuations of condos. https://t.co/s6dePT0RTL— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) September 10, 2018