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.
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NARRATOR: Daniel Stone
See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic