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    Ok, this one is a little strange... I go to my downstairs bathroom yesterday and see both of our cats sitting in front of the toilet bowl, swatting inside the bowl. I walk up to the toilet and see a tiny soaked mouse in the bowl....alive. Its the first mouse I've seen in the house (field mice in the basment yes.) Do you think he swam in from the vent?
    Last edited by Terry; 08-27-2007 at 05:06 PM.

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    Talking a sewer mouse



    He probably came up the sewer or fel down into
    the vent on the roof and
    almost drowned himself going through the
    trap in the toilet bowl...

    once had a customer that heard a terrible racket in his
    bathroom and went in to find a half drowned
    squirrel sitting on the bathroom floor that had
    fallen down the 3 inch vent stack..and came up
    throughthe toilet bowl..

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    I think I saw that movie... but with rats...

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    I have never seen this done but why couldn't a cage of hardware cloth be made and affixed to the vent pipe? If made a few inches long it would not change the free-air area a bit but it would keep critters (or their nuts) out of the vent.
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    Snakes aren't too uncommon down here, but I've yet to see a rodent. My cats would absolutely love a live toy. The wife would not.
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    When I was a teenager, we had this old brownstone in Montreal, with a basement bathroom that my mother would not use... because she once saw a rat in the toilet. It happened another three times, in the two years we lived there, always after heavy rains. I found them twice, my sister the other time, but we only compared notes about 10 years later because we hadn't wanted mom to freak out...

    ...you sure it was a mouse, and not a baby rat?
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    Now that you mention it ...it did look more like a baby rat than a mouse. We also had some really hard rain around that day. So what's the explanation for the rats? I'll upload some pics.

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    lol... The cats are strictly the indoor type. The only other possibility I can think of is that he came in from the basement...got chased...and dove into the toilet to escape. From the comment above about rats though I think he looked more like one of them. Still need to get the pics off my camera. Then I'll let you guys be the judge.

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    definitely mouse... or in this case I guess its more like a toy
    Last edited by Terry; 04-06-2011 at 04:23 PM.

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    If you look closely it appears he used the toilet as well.

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