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A Little Brown Bat Got Lost And Ended Up In A Canadian Man's Toilet

The little guy was stressed and confused, but he's safe now.

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A Toronto man who was just trying to answer nature's call found a surprise waiting for him in the toilet this week.

Michael Connor shared photos of his visitor on his Facebook page Tuesday: a little brown bat who was probably just as confused to be there as the homeowner."Interesting way to start the day," he wrote."A little before 6 a.m. this morning, just as I was sitting down, with only the light of morning coming in the window, I realized there was a swimmer in the toilet."
Michael Connor / Via Facebook: Michael.G.W.Connor

Michael Connor shared photos of his visitor on his Facebook page Tuesday: a little brown bat who was probably just as confused to be there as the homeowner.

"Interesting way to start the day," he wrote.

"A little before 6 a.m. this morning, just as I was sitting down, with only the light of morning coming in the window, I realized there was a swimmer in the toilet."

It's not clear how the bat got into the house — or the toilet — but it was alive.

"He (I'm guessing) was stressed, and needed to swim constantly. So I moved quickly to formulate a removal plan. I have no idea how it's possible that he ended up swimming in my toilet."
Michael Connor / Via Facebook: Michael.G.W.Connor

"He (I'm guessing) was stressed, and needed to swim constantly. So I moved quickly to formulate a removal plan. I have no idea how it's possible that he ended up swimming in my toilet."

"As I lifted him out of the water and into the bucket he started to vocalize and click. It was quite heart breaking."
Michael Connor / Via Facebook: Michael.G.W.Connor

"As I lifted him out of the water and into the bucket he started to vocalize and click. It was quite heart breaking."

Connor, whose profile lists him as an instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School, said the bat tried to escape the bucket but his wings were probably too wet to fly.
Michael Connor

Connor, whose profile lists him as an instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School, said the bat tried to escape the bucket but his wings were probably too wet to fly.

Connor then placed him in a dark patch outside to sleep off the ordeal.

"He pretty quickly oriented himself head down and was spreading his wings and vocalizing when I left him," Connor wrote. When he checked back in a few hours later, his bat friend was gone, probably very grateful for the help.
Michael Connor / Via Facebook: Michael.G.W.Connor

"He pretty quickly oriented himself head down and was spreading his wings and vocalizing when I left him," Connor wrote.

When he checked back in a few hours later, his bat friend was gone, probably very grateful for the help.

Michael Connor
Michael Connor

Look at that happy little bat face!

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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