Caught the above shrew taking a dip in our pool the other morning.
Typically, the vermin have drown by the time we notice them in the pool. Remember what the police officer had to say about Dinky (aunt Edna's dog, from the 1983 movie Vacation), when Clark tied him to the bumper of their car when packing, forgot him and then drove off - "Poor little guy. Probable kept up with you for a mile or so.". Similr holds true for the rodents when they fall into the pool, as they paddle their little feetsies trying to stay afloat.
This is the first live critter I've seen in our pool in quite some time.
I didn't have time to fuss with this dude, as I was heading to work, so using the skimmer I was able to transfer it to a dry 5-gallon bucket to be dealt with after work...