I’ve heard of the stories of rats in the sewers, but in toilets? As scary as it sounds, it actually does happen. But how the heck does a rat get inside one? This video from National Geographic is about to show you. By cutting a toilet in half and filming the results, viewers learn how someone might just get a “toilet rat”.
National Geographic says, “A rat’s ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces – like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes.” Plus, rats have sharp claws that allow it to scale nearly any surface.
As terrified as I am from watching this, I also have an admiration for the rodent, which is obviously incredibly tenacious. But I hope I never, ever find a “toilet rat”.
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