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The Viral Video Of That Rat Showering May Not Be A Rat At All—And Now We Feel Bad

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

Last Sunday, a 30 second video titled "Rat taking a shower" was posted on YouTube by Jose Correa of Peru. The video of the "shower rat" standing on its hind legs, covered in lather, and frantically rubbing itself with human-like movements quickly went viral, racking up over 1 million views to date. 

Here is the original video in case you haven't seen it:

And of course people thought it was adorable: