May 26, 2005


Texas family finds baby opossum in toilet

By Associated Press
Published May 26, 2005

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Potty training just became much harder for a West Texas family. A baby opossum was found in the bathroom toilet of Robert and Amy Hamblen's mobile home early Wednesday, when the family was awakened by the sound of splashing water.

Robert Hamblen said he used a toilet brush to coax the animal from the bowl and into a box before releasing it outdoors.

He said he patched a hole in the septic system where he thinks it entered.

Of course, the discovery has hampered the Hamblens' effort to get their daughters -- ages 1 and 2 -- potty trained.

"Having a possum in the bathroom sure hasn't helped," Robert Hamblen said in Thursday's San Angelo Standard-Times.

Aw, come on! It was just a baby possum. If you want toilet-training help, next time find an adult possum.

::full body shiver:: Filthy possums.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 26, 2005 08:39 AM