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.