Pizza Rat’s epic quest to take a slice more than twice his size down some subway steps made him a viral sensation.
And then, earlier this month, another pair of rodents teamed up to move some a comparatively huge piece of pita bread up a set of steps.
So it’s not surprising that even vast amounts of snow do little to stop the city’s determined rats from getting to where they need to go.
This video, posted on Instagram, shows a tiny rat battle the crazy conditions and manage to tunnel its way through several inches of snow during the weekend’s blizzard.
This determined rat was captured tunneling through fresh snow in Brooklyn Heights, New York, during winter storm Jonas
Ale Rivera captured the moment the fearless rat burrowed through fresh snow in Brooklyn Heights, New York, during winter storm Jonas and posted it online with the caption: ‘Snow Rat #blizzard2016.’
The city saw more than two feet of snow fall on Saturday, making it the second worst snow storm to hit New York since records began.
The awful weather led many to shelter indoors, especially considering a travel ban prevented cars from being on city roads – and all overground subway routes and buses were not in service for much of the day.
But clearly this rodent wasn’t afraid to brave the storm – despite being almost buried in snow at times.
Ale Rivera filmed the rodent’s determined battle through several inches of fresh snow during the storm
At one point, the tiny creature completely disappears through a deeper patch of snow before emerging again
He is seen moving quickly through some shallow snow but at one point, the tiny creatures completely disappears between a patch of deeper snow.
After emerging again, the rat is then seen vanishing into the tire of a snowed-in car.
And asked if the creature could have been Pizza Rat, Rivera told the Huffington Post: ‘Sorry to report there was no pizza in sight!’
The video ends as the small creature is seen taking cover in the tire of a parked and snowed-in vehicle
Pizza Rat found fame online after a video of the rodent carrying a large slice down a flight of subway steps went viral last year