Stork rides out Hurricane Matthew in zoo bathroom

Daniel Uria

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A stork at a zoo in Florida found refuge in a bathroom as Hurricane Matthew passed through the area.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park shared photos as staff attempted to assure that all of the facility's animals were kept safe indoors from the powerful storm on Thursday.


"Two days of hurricane prep is now over!" The park stated. "Every bird and mammal is housed safely indoors, all venomous snakes are double contained (at least), tortoises and wee crocs are in various tubs and the storks are hanging out in the public restrooms!"

A photo showed one marabou stork standing on the tiled restroom floor between a sink and an open stall door, as it waited for the storm to pass.

"No species discrimination in this bathroom!" The photo caption read.

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