(Screencap from video by Cole Salsman)

When thinking about animals that thrive in the snow, rats aren’t the first that come to mind.. yet here we are.

Cole Salsman was enjoying his snow day by sledding with his friends on Ryan Street hill, when they were joined by an unexpected guest.

In a video sent to Victoria Buzz, Salsman documents his shock as a giant rat races across the street, hits two sleds, survives its misadventure, and scampers over to the other side of the street.

The moment when the people on the hill become aware of the rodent’s presence is marked by shrieks and exclamations, and rightly so.

After watching the video, it begs one question:

Why did the rat cross the road?!

See for yourself:


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