Eggs rolls aren’t my thing but the other Mr. Harvey can scarf down around 15 in one sitting. (He’s a bear. They do things like that.) Hence, when he looked over my shoulder as I watched Egg Roll Squirrel happily munching away in his tree, he noted: “I really want egg rolls now.”
Egg Roll Squirrel must have felt the same way as he obviously skittered his fluffy-tailed ass down to the nearest Chinese food place and grabbed himself one and then retreated back to his favorite tree.
Twitter user WhatIsNY captured the self-possessed rodent daintily snacking on his treat in a tree and posted the video online. The squirrel instantly became a viral hit, complete with his own hashtag: #EggRollSquirrel.
The public really took to Egg Roll Squirrel.
The squirrel hid the Styrofoam container with his pork fried rice on the other side of the tree so he wouldn’t get a sanitation ticket or scolded by a progressive mayor.
— Neil Schimler (@SchimlerNeil) January 3, 2019
a true New York squirrel would have a drawer full of duck sauce packets.
— S (@vidiot_) January 3, 2019
— Chiquitita (@PabySpice) January 2, 2019
Do you think Egg Roll Squirrel and Pizza Squirrel and Taco Squirrel are related? Or even better – the same squirrel?!? That’s a Food Network show I would watch!
And anyone who is slightly skeeved by this should chill because it could have been a lot worse and caused running and screaming. (Any time I see a rat in the big city, I GTFO out of the city. I’m no fool, I know how the Black Plague started!)
— WhatIsNewYork (@whatisny) January 2, 2019