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Weekend Fun: Squirrel in Toilet (VIDEO)

Weekend Fun: Squirrel in Toilet (VIDEO)

Imagine walking into your bathroom and finding a squirrel swimming in your toilet.  That’s what an Edmond, Oklahoma woman found yesterday.

What to do?  She called 911 and reported an intruder.  When Officer Derek Kennedy arrived he assessed the situation and called for backup.

After about five minutes, the team of police officers were able to not only catch the intruder but managed to get the rescue on cell phone video.

Here is a transcript of the 911 call:

DISPATCHER: What’s going on there, ma’am?
CALLER: I have some kind of animal in the toilet in my bathroom.
DISPATCHER: Like, what’s it look like?
CALLER: Well, it’s gray. That’s all I can tell you. I didn’t look real good         because it scared me to death. I’m sorry.
DISPATCHER: But it’s not like one of your animals like a cat or something?
CALLER: No. My cat is in my office, behaving herself.
DISPATCHER: OK, ma’am. Well, I will get a police officer over there to see if they can help you figure out what’s going on for you, OK?
CALLER: OK. Thank you. I appreciate it.

The good news is the squirrel was alive and well — just wet from head to tail.  The officers released the squirrel in a nearby park and I imagine he scurried away up a tree.  Good squirrel!

The assumption is this squirrel entered the premises through sewer lines. While finding an animal in your toilet is a reportedly rare occurrence, it has been documented.

My sister and brother-in-law once found a baby squirrel in the drain of a bathroom sink.  They were able to provide mouth-to-mouth — with a straw — and warm the critter to the point of safely releasing it in the wild.

Have any readers had similar experiences?  Please share your stories with us.  Humorous, touching or tragic.

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5:31AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:55AM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

About the person who found a "baby" squirrel in the bathroom sink drain. A baby squirrel will surely die if releassed to the wild. The least we can do when we find an infant critter in the wrong setting, is to seek info from the internet, local wildlife rehabbers, or local animal rights people. If you found a human infant in a dumpster, would you just release him "to the wild"? Mammal babies need their mothers milk, warmth, and protection.

7:34PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

good to see some humor among all the dreary news.

2:37PM PST on Jan 21, 2011

Squirrels need water.. and sometimes the source is far away. I leave water out in the morning for them. I also feed them in the morning and evening. They are super cute.. we have one who made his home in our emergency wood pile and so we could not bring the wood in the house as he probably has his little den all set up with this supply of nuts and stuffing.. so we have to buy wood..when the power goes out ..yup we are that crazy .

7:17PM PST on Jan 4, 2011

I'm glad the squirrel was saved, but what person, would call 911 and waste their time when they could have been out saving a life or something stupid like that. Surely a neighbour or friend could have helped, it's not like it's a vicious animal....all you would have to do is wear a thick clove.....deerrrrrrrrrr...

1:05PM PST on Dec 29, 2010

i am keeping a family of squerrels alive every morny and dusk i put out nut seeds friut and bits of veggies i eat like brocoli cabbage potatoe whatever to sustain them their used to be more chesnut and acorn trees but people cut them down they live in hole in the roof next door now a few other ones are showing up in the morning they go on the tree and jump on to the fire escape one comes in the room to take nuts i will buy some oatmeal to give them now if i did not feed them they would go too far and cats or the falcons that are showing up would kill them for sure its fun to watch them chasing one another i even put out good distilled water for them to drink which i also drink

5:15PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Where is the video?

1:59AM PST on Dec 26, 2010

I thought I was going to be disgusted reading this. I'm hopeful for humanity that there are those who go out of their way to help our animals.

8:21AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

It's an interesting story. I'm glad that the squirrel survived.

11:25AM PST on Dec 21, 2010

I'm so glad the squirrel survived, but this has happened twice to me. I lived in the country and left back door open to my screened porch and a squirrel came into my house and must have jumped into toilet after been chased by one of my 5 dogs.I didn't hear or see a thing unfortunatly, when i went to use toilet i found dead squirrel in toilet. I was so shocked it wasn't fun getting him out. This happened 2 times, the second time I peed on one boy did I scream lol Finally I moved , too much drama in the country for me. lol

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