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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    I would rather find a frog or a mouse than a snake....I would have to move!
    Or a rat! Rats really unnerve me.

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    Just think of all the snakes, rats, mice, frogs and Lord knows what else was in Outhouses!!!! Good thing we have inside plumbing these days.

    If I ever found something in our toilet...the people in Maine would hear me scream all the way from Oregon. LOL
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    I was at a friend's cabin, and went to use the toilet. Lifted the lid, and found a bird splashing around. It had come down the pipe too...I guess!
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    This little froggie looks like the tree frogs that live all around our house. Once in awhile, one somehow gets in the house and we'll find it skeletonized. Thy're harmless and eat bugs. Glad your ordeal is over...the Day of the Frog!
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    It probably was a tree frog. We have seen tree frogs walking up the outside of our house. A couple of times I went to use the bathroom and there was a tree frog in the stool. I just flushed the toilet and he swam away down the hole.
    Last edited by strawberrymom; 01-12-2015 at 04:46 PM. Reason: spelling wrong.

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    The original post was meant to be on the humorous side.

    For the record, I really don't like to kill bugs, snakes, frogs or anything if there is another option. However, if it is necessary, I do what I have to do. DH isn't as particular about whether a critter lives or dies during the extraction process, so usually handles that. Since he is a city boy, he occasionally needs some advice on how to do it. He used to ask me, but lately goes to the internet to get that info.
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    my son woke me one morning by holding a small green snake at eye level. ' hey, mom, i found this in the toilet. can i keep it?' can't believe i said yes. i don't make the best decisions when awakened rudely. lol. he got bored with it in a few days and released it outside. we had a vast number of varmint short term visitors. the tarantula we found in the backyard, and brought in, lived in a tank for about a year. after it molted my son let it go. my husband taught biology and that just led to our kids observing and honoring animal life. not everything came into the house, and only that one snake came through the toilet! people with inground pools often find animals swimming or drowned. the chlorine kills them. but ducks, frogs, squirrels, birds, snakes, possum, raccoons, etc. all will be attracted to water and those too young , old or sick will be unable to get out.
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    We had a pool at our old house, and part of my morning routine was to go out and check the pool each morning and remove the frogs. There was a creek nearby and we'd have 2-3 frogs in the pool every single morning. If I didn't get them out before the pumps switched on at 10AM they'd get sucked into the system and killed, so I made sure to get out there every single morning rain or shine and rescue the frogs. I enjoyed it, I really like frogs so it was an opportunity to see them up close and it was nice starting off my day by being a Frog Savior, lol.

    Never had any critters in our toilet, though! I think a toilet frog would crack me up! A toilet snake would be a little unnerving though, and I love snakes. Or I should say - I love snakes as long as I can identify what type they are. I fostered a 7-foot boa constrictor for about 2 years once, she was a beauty but I would NOT have wanted to find her hiding in the john!! A toilet opossum or any other small bitey mammal would probably be the scariest for me - I worry about rabies.

    What a funny story. I know I'll be thinking about this all day.

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    My eldest son is currently living and working in the Northern Territory.....he has an assortment of wildlife sharing his bathroom, tree-frogs, geckos......Down here we get, possums, lizards, geckos, huge flying bush cockroaches and whatever the cats drag in....makes for some entertaining times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homespun View Post
    I have found dead mice in my toilet.
    I would rather find a DEAD one than the live one I heard splashing in our RV toilet while I was brushing my teeth, after using said toilet. DH calmly flushed it down while I "uncalmly" screeched "How does THAT help - where do you think it came from?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    Sandy, perhaps we have bigger issues, but this one is novel and kind of fun.

    Mr Frog goes out today. DH and I will collaborate and the job will get done.
    How about keeping the frog - use him as a Watch Frog to keep his beady little eyes out for possums, mice and rats that tend to reside in peoples toilets. You could rent him out! Private Investigator and Dispatcher of anything that gets in the toilet! And who knows, he might become a pet!!!!!! Edie
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    In Montana we had little green frogs come into our basement and they headed straight for the bathroom and water. We found out that they can flatten out and come thru a tiny crack in the basement foundation and once in, they go for water. They live about 6 inches or so beneath the dirt. Maybe it came in that way and somehow managed to leap into the toilet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberrymom View Post
    It probably was a tree frog. We have seen tree frogs walking up the outside of our house. A couple of times I went to use the bathroom and there was a tree frog in the stool. I just flushed the toilet and he swam away down the hole.
    I just flush 'em too. I have counted as many as 50 on the side of my house at one time. They've fallen on my shoulder when I enter/leave the house, seen 'em dried up around the commode, seen 'em IN the commode. If they're anywhere except in the commode I just pick it up and throw it outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    I was amazed that it was still alive and appears none the worse for wear. City boys don't 'get' it when dealing wth small country problems.

    For the record, my husband never disgusts me. He is one of the nicest, sweetest, kindest men I know. Sometimes he makes mistakes - which leaving the frog for a month was, but so do I.
    As we all make mistakes.. I've enjoyed reading this thread.

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    I don't think that this little frog came in through cracks in the foundation. He was in the 2nd floor bathroom and there are two bathrooms on the first floor. I guess he could have been picky.

    Tree frogs can leap 18" to 24" feet at a time. I saw one do it, so jumping onto/into the toilet is very possible.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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