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Stork Finds Refuge From Hurricane Matthew in Bathroom

The zoo's Facebook page jokes in the caption, "no species discrimination in this bathroom!''

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    St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park
    A stork takes refuge in a Florida bathroom during Hurricane Matthew. According to the zoo, the bird will hopefully stay in the bathroom until Saturday.

    Humans weren't the only ones hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew batters Florida. A stork apparently found refuge in a zoo bathroom. 

    On Thursday, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park shared a photo of a marabou stork inside a bathroom at the facility. The zoo's Facebook page jokes in the caption, "no species discrimination in this bathroom!''

    The stork isn't the only animal taking cover from the storm. The zoo also shared photos of young alligators swimming indoors in plastic tubs and other birds walking around freely inside a building.

    The zoo says it has moved all of its birds and mammals inside.

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    This actually isn't the first time that a bird has caught attention for sheltering from a Florida hurricane in a bathroom. While Hurricane Andrew raged in 1992, a flock of flamingos at Miami Metrozoo were brought to a bathroom for shelter. A photo taken by an assistant curator became an iconic image; The Miami Herald has the story behind the photo.

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