This is bizarre….White rats pop up in toilets
Residents of a neighborhood next to the University of Arizona say small, live white rats have been swimming through sewer pipes and into their toilets.
Making it from the sewer into someone’s toilet is a difficult trip. A 4-inch pipe runs from the house to a sewer main. And there’s no “trap door” or other barrier in place. If the lines are running, the rats have to hold their breath and swim uphill against the water current.
The best part of the article:
The Pima County Health Department said it’s best not to handle or touch a toilet-surfing rat, although the chance of getting rabies or plague is low in this situation.
My guess: if you have a rat climbing into your bowl while you’re on the toilet, your first thought isn’t going to be about rabies or plague…