I too have lifted the toilet seat to find a rat swimming contentedly in the bowl. This was in Hawaii (where I also had geckos as regular visitors, but they did not bother me) and apparently this kind of thing is not uncommon. Much to my landlord's relief I did not try and flush it away. After a silent and paralyzing moment of freaking out, I got the tea kettle, put it on top of the toilet seat cover and went off in the night to find some help (and also use the bathroom at police H.Q. in Honolulu- I needed to go!) In the end the animal was gassed to death while I waited outside of my studio, trying to ignore the sounds of it thrashing around in the bowl. To this day I still don't sit without looking first.
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