I'm not quite as brave as you think. After I got him in the Rubbermaid and realized how POed he was, I had to reach in to get his tunnel out. It was too long so we were going to saw a few inches off. I put on the rubber gloves for the first time. XD Haha, he kept trying to swim into it even as I lifted it up out of the water.
The water temp has gone down to 83 F so I went ahead and put him back in his tank. He waggled his whiskers at me a lot and I'm pretty sure he was saying, "I will so get you for this, lady."