Consider yourself lucky. We were just starting to potty train one of
our kids when, while I was at work, the lid was lifted to find a squirrel
doing the breast stroke. By the time I hurried home the potty issue was
taken care of in a different bathroom and the squirrel was in a clothes
hamper with the top secured. After a trip to the vet our visitor was
released and must have told the others about it because no other has ever
You might take a quick look around in the upstairs rooms along the
baseboards, in the corners and behind the furniture to see if there has
been any on going activity. Rodents don't have control of their bowel
movements so there will be pellets along where they have traveled. I
don't think a mouse would have the vertical leap(they jump several feet
horizontally though) to get on the toilet seat but a baby rat would and
I do see people get the two mixed up all the time. The mouse's ears and
feet will be in proportion to the rest of the body where as a baby rat
will have over sized feet and ears. (I contend Mickey Mouse is actually
a rat). Also look above the toilet to make sure there isn't a missed
opening that they may of jumped from.
I put out some glue traps with a salty nut in the middle. No mice
caught this morning, could not find any droppings anywhere. But I'll
keep trying, I dont care if I get an occasional mouse if I can find
the entry point and close it. The ear and claw proportions were
normal so its not a rat. Will double check anywhere a hole may have
been drilled in the house.
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