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otter202

07:44AM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
2 lifetime posts
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me if rats can come up through the toilet? It was a smaller rat maybe a baby. I have lived here 28 years and never had this happen before. Please help. Laurie

LonnythePlumber

09:20AM | 01/05/05
It's possible but not likely. I've never heard of an instance and would think it came from inside your house but I don't know. How a rat would get into the sanitary system would be one question. I guess larger cities than my half million might have unsecured openings. I hear new york city and florida stories about alligators.

You could call your sewer and/or environmental health department and get their opinions.

Are you going to be nervous to potty now?

I may be just from reading about it.

Timbear

03:16PM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
Rats which have been poisoned often will hop in toilet bowl to get a drink. I doubt he came up through the system. Set some traps out, he must have parents!

otter202

08:47PM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
2 lifetime posts
Yes I am. I haven't even told my Grandsons who live with me. It would scare them I am sure. Thanks for the quick reply Laurie
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