Wait for Flash

So when I was cleaning the breakfast dishes this morning we lost power…with a HUGE BOOM! We’ve been here before!

As you can see from that 2nd link generally squirrels just get struck dead with minimal damage…not today!

Blow-Up Squirrel

This guy got turned into a HORRIBLE mess. His abdominal cavity was almost completely emptied, with some of his guts left hanging from the pole by the lighting break. Much of his hair was scorched from the heat and you could smell it!

Man, electricity is no damn joke!

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8 Responses to Wait for Flash

  1. Old NFO says:

    Squirrel Darwin won that round… 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    Dude! Electricity cleaned it for you. Did you make stew?

  3. rd says:

    Suggestion Ask your utility to install animal guards on the circuit. They are a lot cheaper than another visit for them, and a lot prettier than another outage for you.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      We asked them about it last year. They said something about not being able to cover that specific breaker.

      I’m hardly an expert. We’ve only lost power from it 4 times now in about 6 years, twice in one year, and the company is very quick about getting the power back on. Usually inside an hour, so I haven’t looked for a solution which is otherwise a VERY minor problem.

  4. Geodkyt says:

    Electricity. It will kill you dead, and it will hurt the whole time you’re dyin’.

    In this case, extremely briefly. . .

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Oh yeah, all the guys who get zapped by the lighting break are dead before they hit the ground.

      Also for small critters, I’m betting the shockwave of arc does a lot of damage to their bits and pieces. It sounds like a muzzle-loader being fired when they hit.

  5. ProudHillbilly says:

    Called the power company because there was a column of smoke coming off the top of the power pole by my yard last year – roasting squirrel. And I found one laying at the foot of the pole on Saturday, a line singed up his side. I figure that with the number of them I have around the house Darwin in action is a good thing.

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