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If you were to consider the likely contents of a blocked loo, a live gerbil is probably not the first thing to come to mind. But that is just what one engineer found when he was called out to unblock a toilet.


Engineers at one of the UK's largest independent drainage specialists, Lanes for Drains, have been keeping a record of the weird and wonderful items retrieved from loos and have recently released a league table of ‘finds’ from the last five years.


Aside from the occasional gerbil, and a host of everyday items including children's toys, jewellery, coins, cutlery,


watches and toothbrushes, there have been other, more dramatic discoveries.


Michelle Ringland, Lanes for Drains marketing manager, explained: "A team cleaning out a drain recently came across a hand gun. That was quite an event because there was always a chance that it had been used in a crime and disposed of into the drain. Naturally that was handed straight to the Police.


"On a sadder note, a crew from the North East depot were cleaning out a couple of storm water tanks and found the carcasses of two deer which had obviously fallen in accidentally.


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