Animal rescuers responded to a home in London where residents had called to report a squirrel that had somehow gotten stuck in their toilet.

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The RSPCA said Animal Collection Officer Kirstie Gillard responded Sunday to a home in the Southwark neighborhood where the resident students had found the squirrel clogging the drain of their commode.

Gillard lowered a mop handle into the toilet bowl and the squirrel was able to grab hold and be lifted out.

"Fortunately the squirrel wasn't injured at all and I could release him back into the wild where he belongs," Gillard said. "I think he must have come into this house through the roof and slipped into the toilet."

Gillard said it was a unique call.

"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!" she said. "I'm sure it's one the squirrel 'walnut' forget in a hurry."