The Taiwan Navy scrambled fighter jets and panicked citizenry is taking cover as a large yellow hamster makes it’s way to the top of Taipei’s tallest structure.

Government officials initially thought it was part of a publicity stunt that might be part of the release of the Pokemon GO app in Taiwan.

Police helicopters and military personnel were called up after the bright furry rat attacked and ate a street vendor who was selling steamed buns before beginning to climb one of Taipei’s most popular tourist attractions.

This story is developing.