It seems like every animal who gets a little hungry and thinks to himself, “Hmmm, you know what I’d love right now? I’d really just like to indulge myself with a big ol’ cheesy slice-a-pizz’!” these days must face the glare of national news cameras in his face, intruding on what could have been a quiet meal alone.

After the much heralded coming of pizza-rat, we’ve been inundated with stories of animals eating pizza. This week, it’s pizza raccoon, who was spotted by NBC New York spotted in Central Park (side note: does NBC hire interns to scour the trees for #PizzaAnimals? If you know the answer to that question, please contact me).

He’s not the only critter who has taken a liking for the crusty stuff, oh no! First, of course, the original pizza rat:

Pigeons, it turns out, like pizza too! So do coyotes, deer, dogs and bears. Pretty much any animal will eat pizza, and it’s not news anymore.

Also, there are about 9,000 pizzerias in New York State alone, and 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide every year. There will, invariably, be another pizza rat. And another, and another, and another.

h/t NBC New York

Image via Anna Schiffrin