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6 Creatures That Could Realistically Show Up In Your Toilet

When using the toilet, I naturally expect there to be only two things in the bowl. Anything showing up (besides #1 or #2) would be quite a shock. Literally anything besides those two things. If I saw a pencil, a LEGO piece, or even a winning lottery ticket, I would freak out at least a little bit before moving to the next stall.

This is a natural assumption most people make. That”s why it”s so horrifying to know that, yes, other things show up in that porcelain bowl. And sometimes they are alive.

1. Rats


Vector control in Portland, Oregon, reportedly receives 10 to 15 calls a year from residents who have found rats, alive and dead, in their toilets. If you find a rat in your toilet bowl, it would be hard not to just flush it down from whence it came. A toilet rat, if in the home, would require some serious pest control or traps.

2. Frogs


One man in Florida had so many frogs come through his toilet, he was force to write the local newspaper asking for advice on how to stop the problem. Pretty embarrassing, but not as embarrassing as the reaction you would have after you found a frog in your toilet.

3. Squirrels


Rats aren”t the only rodent that can crawl through your pipes and into your bathroom-going nightmares. Squirrels have been known to do the same thing. (Luckily, I found this picture of this adorable squirrel because when you Google search “squirrel in toilet” the resulting images are not pretty.)

4. Snakes


Perhaps the most obvious of the animals that could appear in your toilet, a snake has a body perfectly designed for squeezing through tubes and pipes. That is why this is probably the most commonly found animal in your crapper. People have found 6 ft. long cobras to little garden snakes in their toilets over the years, but that doesn”t make it any less frightening.

5. Possums


Numerous people have reported finding possums in their toilets, and not just alive ones (yuck). These guys can crawl up the pipes the same way a rat or squirrel can, making rodents the most likely animals to wind up in your toilets.

6. Spiders


Ah, yes. The tiniest and worst toilet hijacker. To spiders, toilet seats seem like a great place to hide and spin webs. What they”re actually doing is just creating phobias.

Most people think that the “snake in the toilet” thing is a myth, but unfortunately it is very real. The next time you go into the potty to do your business, please inspect the toilet bowl. …also, please wash your hands.