A Philadelphia woman found a groundhog outside of her home munching on a piece of pizza for over an hour, completely unfazed by her two dogs.

A groundhog chowing down on pizza in Philadelphia couldn't be more relatable. The rodent was spotted sitting outside Kristin Chalela Bagnell's sliding glass door in a deep stare, munching on the pizza slice and unfazed by the two dogs on the other side.

Bagnell told CNN this went on for about an hour Tuesday until the groundhog finished eating and scurried away. Probably off for a nap after all the carbs.

"Before I recorded, we noticed that pizza was out in our backyard and we didn't know where it came from," she said. "Then both of the dogs were very intently looking out the glass."

Bagnell started recording and saw the pizza culprit was the neighborhood groundhog. She said he has been spotted several times before but never with a whole slice of Sicilian.

The hungry rodent is giving New York's infamous "Pizza Rat" a run for its money. In 2015, the rat attempted to drag a slice of pizza double its size down some subway stairs.

The groundhog prefers open country and the edges of woodland, and is rarely far from a burrow entrance. The groundhog has a wide geographic range. It is typically found in low-elevation forests, small woodlots, fields, pastures and hedgerows. It constructs dens in well-drained soil, and most have summer and winter dens. Human activity has increased food access and abundance allowing M. monax to thrive.

The etymology of the name woodchuck is unrelated to wood or chucking. It stems from an Algonquian name for the animal, wuchak.


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