A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego.
The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego County Animal Services, and an animal control officer responded to “rescue” the animal, authorities said.
Animal control officers said in a Facebook post that they don’t believe the opossum came into the toilet through the plumbing before being found May 1.
After the homeowner found a second opossum in her home, she discovered a broken window, which is likely how the furry creature got inside.
The opossum is doing well after his toilet swim and recovering at Project Wildlife, officers said. The baby opossum will be released back into the wild once he’s old enough to survive on his own.
Finding rodents in the toilet isn't quite as rare in Southern California as you might think — a boa constrictor was found slithering in a toilet last year at a downtown San Diego PR firm.
And just last week, a python was found in a shower in South Park.