There’s actually no breaking involved in this home invasion. City sewage systems are already a hub for rats and their aquatic proficiency allows them to explore entire systems of these drains and pipes.
As our toilets are attached to sewage systems, the pipes that carry our flushes away provide an access point for these curious, nasty rodents. The pipes are relatively easy for a rat to navigate, but when it reaches the toilet itself, the real challenge begins.This video from National Geographic is about to show you. By cutting a toilet in half and filming the results.
A rat’s ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.
Well according to National Geographic, pretty darn easy. Did you know that rats can tread water for up to three days, and even hold their breath for three minutes? Combine those skills with the ability to squeeze through the smallest of spaces and the chance of finding a rat in your home may not be so slim after all.