A rat swimming up in your toilet? Definitely one of our worst nightmares!
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents and have long been considered to be deadly pests.
Furthermore, rats have been pinpointed to be the main cause in the spread of the Bubonic Plague and there is a list wherein nearly a dozen diseases are directly attributed to rats.
Most urban areas battle rat infestations hence, it is quite disturbing to know, as was stated in the video below, that rats are able swimmers with strong stamina (they can swim up to three days and can hold their breaths underwater for three minutes).
|A screenshot from the video.|
According to the video, rats are able to swim up your toilets because their claws allow them to grip on most vertical walls like pipes and their bodies allow them to squeeze through tight spaces.