Bedraggled squirrel is lucky to be alive after he was rescued when he got stuck – in a TOILET

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A 'distressed' squirrel had to be rescued by the RSPCA after it got stuck down a toilet.

A bedraggled squirrel is lucky to be alive after he was rescued when he got stuck – in a TOILET.

The fluffy little critter got into difficulties after he managed to find himself wedged in the dirty toilet – inside a student house.

They reckon the nut-lover might have climbed into the house through the roof – and slipped and fallen through a hole in the ceiling into the bowl.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kirstie Gillard was called to the house in Southwark after worried students found the drenched little rodent at the bottom of the bowl.

A ‘distressed’ squirrel had to be rescued by the RSPCA after it got stuck down a toilet.

Kirstie said: “Fortunately the squirrel wasn’t injured at all and I could release him back into the wild where he belongs.

“I think he must have come into this house through the roof and slipped into the toilet.

“It was certainly one of the most unusual rescues I’ve ever carried out – I did rescue a bat stuck in the plughole of a sink last year but I think this one takes the crown.

“I’m sure it’s one the squirrel ‘walnut’ forget in a hurry.”

The “plucky” little guy was as wet as a drowned rat as he gripped onto a mop handle and was lifted out of the toilet.

He has since been dried off and released.

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