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(KGW Portland)   Portland man finds rat swimming in his toilet. Officials: "It's quite common"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, bathrooms, Jason Witten  
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2014-03-22 12:19:08 AM  
He said rain causes older sewer systems to flood, sending the rats into side lines and eventually into homes.

Weird, we haven't had a heavy rain here for a while.
2014-03-22 01:42:38 AM  
Since it was Portland, I'm guessing it was one of these?
2014-03-22 05:43:05 AM  
It's true. Rats have been swimming for ages.
2014-03-22 05:44:21 AM  
Was he doing the backstroke?
2014-03-22 05:50:06 AM  
He didnt give a rats ass
2014-03-22 05:52:31 AM  
If I ever find a rat swimming around in one of my toilets, it will soon be doing the death stroke ... from the massive amounts of chlorine I will pour into the bowl.
2014-03-22 05:55:15 AM  
"A lot of times a bigger rat will chase smaller rats-rats eat each other-and the smaller rat will swim up the trap into the home," Witten said

 Do you like my island? My grandmother had an island. We could circle the whole place in an hour. Then one day, we went back to the island to see it infested with rats. They came from a sunken ship and fed on coconut. But my grandmother came up with a solution. She buried oil drums and filled them with coconut bait, luring them down the drums. In about three months, all the rats were trapped. So what do you do? Do you drown them? Burn them? You leave them alone. As soon as they run out of coconut, they begin to eat each other. When there are two left, you let them go toward the coconut trees. But they will not eat coconut anymore. They will only eat rat. You have changed their nature.
2014-03-22 05:58:37 AM  
But he had a cat. Cat wanted rat meat.
2014-03-22 06:17:06 AM  

rackrent: Since it was Portland, I'm guessing it was one of these?

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Or these...
2014-03-22 06:25:34 AM  
2014-03-22 06:41:37 AM
2014-03-22 07:02:34 AM  
So it was a free range organic rat..
2014-03-22 07:10:37 AM  
What was the rat's name?
2014-03-22 07:23:48 AM
Rat [TotalFark]
2014-03-22 07:37:06 AM  
FTR I've never actually been to Portland, unless you count that one time...

2014-03-22 07:50:47 AM  
This doesn't happen in Florida or New York because the alligators eat them....
2014-03-22 08:39:29 AM  
Flush him back down.

/ or, a .410 should do the trick
2014-03-22 10:10:05 AM  
2014-03-22 10:30:13 AM  
It's happened to us twice.  When we moved into our previous house it was a ~70 year house in a older neighbourhood.  It's was a dry summer and the toilet in the basement wasn't used.  We were told that it might happen as rats go upwards from the sewers looking for food
2014-03-22 10:39:26 AM  
no doubt, I hear there are lots of progress is up there.
2014-03-22 11:22:37 AM  
I had a mouse in the toilet once. It was strange to hear "plop" in the toilet from another room and know that I was the only one home.

I tell myself it's cool. At least is wasn't a snake or a shiatweasel.
2014-03-22 11:51:27 AM  
I think it's time for a serious discussion with the cat about " what exactly it is you do here?"
2014-03-22 12:55:23 PM  
Matthew Keene:

What. The. Hell.
2014-03-22 04:06:22 PM
2014-03-22 11:17:33 PM  
Put on some leather gloves, grab that sucker, meat cleaver to the neck, dump in a nice stew
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