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A Rat Shaped Hole

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Photo Courtesy of ABC7 Chicago

If you have been on TikTok or X (formally known as Twitter) over the past few weeks you may have heard about the new famous landmark in Chicago labeled, the “rat” hole.  

The rat-shaped hole was discovered on the 1900 Block of West Roscoe Street by a local on his morning walk who snapped a quick picture and posted it to the internet with no idea he was about to create the newest Chicago hot tourist spot. Within hours his post went viral, and the “rat” hole became famous and a must-see spot. 

 The internet seems to love the rat hole. They left offerings to the hole and made a shrine for it as well. Even made the hole its own memorial plaque. 

The hole has not only brought friends closer it has even brought couples together with one couple moving their wedding ceremony to the “rat” hole after looking at all the big landmarks in Chicago to hold their wedding. They choose the hole out of all the landmarks and big monuments after seeing the story of the “rat” hole on the internet. 

Although most locals who live near the “rat” hole are thrilled with the sudden popularity their street is getting somelocals don’t share the same excitement about the famous “rat” hole. They have even voiced their opinions of the rapidlyviral hole saying. 

 “This past weekend was absolute hell for me and my neighbors.” 

 “We have always liked the rat (or squirrel) … but now the internet has learned about it and taken things way too far.” 

  They say they deal with garbage, vandalism, partying, TV cameras, and huge crowds that block their mail carrier from delivering their mail which has caused the mail carriers to avoid the area due to the crowds.  

 “We need you all to chill out. Please” 

 Do you think the “rat” hole has gone too far? Or is it just a silly internet trend that will die off in a few weeks like more trends? Regardless it’s a very funny sight to see that has brought people together.  

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Sid Gullet, Staff Writer
Hello, I’m Sid Gullet (They/He), I’m a senior looking forward to attend University of Memphis in the fall to study Film and Communication. I’m an Advanced journalist for Dragon Media as well as being on the Newspaper staff. I enjoy going out into the community and showcasing our beautiful town of Collierville. When I’m not filming for a Dragon Fire show you can catch me playing games with friends or watching a ton of Netflix.

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