Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Chicago's very own pizza squirrel

New York, Chicago sees your pizza rat and raises you a pizza squirrel—a solid metaphor for the comparability of our cities (take that how you will). 

The pizza squirrel supposedly was seen scurrying out of an alley and up a tree in Ukranian Village Friday, according to a DNAInfo report, holding our favorite hangover snack—a slice of cold pepperoni pizza.

Still, there's some suspicion surrounding the cuddly pizza-loving critter. We had video of New York City's pizza rat, but only a couple of photos of our cute little guy. If anyone captured our hometown hero in motion, we'll trade for a nice slice of deep dish. Maybe. We don't want any impostors in this town.

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