A weird video of a so-called “half rat hybrid” animal running around a city has baffled TikTok videos who can’t work out what it is.
In the footage, a critter with jet black fur is scampering around the streets.
Although most of its body is covered in hair, its tail is half bald and it also has bald patches on its face that some viewers reckoned looked like “three eyes”.
The clip was uploaded on March 22 by user @.airwave and has since been watched more than 6 million times and received thousands of comments.
One person suggested: “NYC rat and squirrel hybrid.”
“It’s that one dude that be making hybrid animals,” joked a second viewer.
Someone else commented: “Looks like it has three eyes.”
“It’s bubonic plague,” commented another.
Meanwhile, others correctly identified the animal as a melanistic grey squirrel, which is native to North America, and suggested reasons it might be suffering from hair loss.
One commented: “Sometimes squirrels will take fur from their tails for their nests in spring before they have their babies.
“It will usually grow back.”
Someone else believed the poor squirrel might be suffering from mange, an itchy skin condition caused by mites.
This comes after a weird-looking creature said to resemble a “penis” washed up on a beach, leaving people dumbfounded.
Similarly, a dog walker was surprised when she discovered a “bald and friendly” creature and asked for help in identifying it.
And a mystery animal with “human-looking arms” stunned the internet when a video of it went viral.