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Daily Weird # 15 (Squirrel in Toilet)

Updated on December 14, 2010

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As a mom, there aren’t many places you can go for a little peace and privacy.  If you are looking for a place, the kitchen, garage, and even the doghouse are losers, your best bet is usually the restroom. It’s a crapshoot, but there’s at least a small chance for a few moments of quiet time.

Unless, of course, you’re the Oklahoma woman who found a little something extra in her toilet, namely, a squirrel. The squirrel was very polite, even offering to hand her the toilet paper. She passed and called 911.

Officer, Derek Kennedy, came running as soon as he got the call from dispatch. While there had been a rash of “mice in toilet” calls lately, the squirrel call was new. He suspected right away it was the leader of the mice, and an invasion had begun. Ok, everything after the word “dispatch” was completely made up… but how cool would that be?

It took patience, and time, but eventually Officer Kennedy was able to rescue the squirrel from the hostile environment and send it back into the park directly across the street. Once back among the trees, the squirrel quickly went back to playing hide-n-seek with the other varmints.

So just remember, the next time you go to the restroom for a well-deserved time out, lift the lid and check the water before sitting down. Oh, and if you do happen to see a squirrel, please be kind, and don’t flush!

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    • Tammy L profile image

      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      I imagine they are both deceased by now. This happened a long time ago and I haven't kept up with them since this happened.

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Tammy- Oh, thank God! I was picturing her pouring gasoline out on to her floor and countertops. Nice fresh spring scent!!

      Question: Can her husband sit down yet?

    • Tammy L profile image

      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Actually, sue, I think she was trying to strip some rather sticky goo from an area of her kitchen.

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Tammy- I have to ask. Spring cleaning with GASOLINE? What the ?

      That is the funniest thing I have ever heard! Thanks for perusing my daily weirds, you crack me up!

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      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      sue, this story reminds me of another toilet tale. A friend of mine was doing her spring cleaning with gasoline and wringing her rag into the toilet. Unknown to her husband, he sits down and shortly throws the remainder of his lit cigarette into the toilet. So much for her spring cleaning.

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Aniela- I'm impressed that you were already checking for mice. You are one thorough woman!!

      Thanks for stopping by the daily weird madness and adding to the fun!

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      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      quicklysilver- You might not have done it, but you would have thought about it for a while! :O)

      I didn't get a chance to interview the squirrel and find out his nationality, but there were some squatter's right issues involved. You are so perceptive!

      Oh, and I'm guessing you'd rather fight the Radufa Indica squirrel, as I believe you are the type to enjoy a good fight with something you wouldn't accidently step on.

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      Aniela 

      8 years ago from Southeastern, PA

      Thanks for the entertaining read! I constantly check for mice, but the squirrel angle is a new one...eek! lol

    • quicklysilver profile image

      quicklysilver 

      8 years ago from wexford, ireland

      I would have flushed the toilet and put it on youtube. No I wouldn't.

      Do you know if it was a Radufa indica squirrel which is three foot in length or the african pygmy squirrel which two and a half inches? I know which one I'd rather fight if it can down to it, you know what i mean, if it was a turf war or some kind of dispute over squatters rights.

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Libby- thanks for stopping by, and the vote!!!

      Drbj- I wondered if anyone would notice. :O) Thanks!!!!

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- I'm so glad you, too understand the need for facts, true and otherwise.

      I love the idea of pooing directly into the bags. Do you think we could teach our cats and young children to do so as well? I think everyone else could probably just train themselves. Think of the water this would save. I know Lemon County people care about saving water.

      Oh, and could we have different colored bags? I'm sorry, I'm just being difficult now....

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Peace and privacy in the restroom is a "crapshoot"? Love it, sueroy, and the rest of the hub as well. :)

    • libby101a profile image

      libby101a 

      8 years ago from KY

      This is hilarious and unique! I enjoyed reading it!!! Voting up! Good job!!!!

    • ChrisLincoln profile image

      ChrisLincoln 

      8 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      Our hubs should be required reading by the schoolchildren of America. Interesting, entertaining, and jam packed full of facts.

      Not entirely accurate, I grant you, but one can't have too many facts.

      There is an ordinance in our CCNR's in Lemon County that no tree is to be used for pooing. In fact there is a huge drive to having dog owners teach their dogs to poo directly into little blue plastic bags. They have advertised for training staff, but I thought I'd give that one a miss...

      Chris

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      You are a VERY polite Englishman. I will spread the word among the squirrel population so they know the hospitable bathrooms to "borrow".

      As to the important question... I'm glad you asked. The truth is, at one time squirrels did, indeed have poo trees. Time went by, evolution continued, and one day, a small squirrel, with the wisdom that only can come from the young, said, "Hey, why do we have poo trees when there are perfectly good outhouses we can sneak into? Please don't take offense, but this is nuts!"

      From that time forward, there were no more poo trees, also, taking everything the youngling had said into consideration, the squirrels also ditched their diet of bananas."

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      ChrisLincoln 

      8 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      Still working the potty mine I see!

      Squirrels are cute in their natural environment, but I have seen the damage they can do inside a house - literally ripping plaster from the walls!

      If I found a squirrel in my bathroom, I would keep the door shut, and like the polite Englishman I was brought up to be, would wait patiently until it was done.

      Now, important question. Do squirrels have poo trees a la baby three toed sloths?

      Chris

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