Video Shows How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet

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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