(No, there is no picture to go with this post – be glad!)
I noticed that my shower drain was backing up badly all of a sudden, which usually means that there is hair in it. But when I got a stick (we use fancy tools here) and tried to get the hair out, it smelled nasty and it seemed like there were eyes and a nose. I tried for a bit, but then got creeped out and decided to call the plumber. I knew that if I called the plumber, he would come this evening and he would charge me $2. I figured that it really must just be hair, but the creepiness factor was worth $2 to me.
And, yes, he came this evening and charged me $2. And after finding some random garbage wire (again, we use fancy tools here) and doing a bit of digging, he came out with something that definitely used to be an animal, with guts dangling. We figured it was probably a shrew, which looks like a mouse but has a short tail and long nose, since there are lots of those around here. I have no idea how it got in, but Iʼm so glad that I didnʼt have to be the one to get it out!
And yes, there are some things that are quite handy here – I donʼt think you could call a plumber and ask him to do a housecall for $2!