Blackout caused by cat chasing mouse

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18 Responses to “Blackout caused by cat chasing mouse”

  1. pinguis says:

    @9 there was a famous ocurrence in portugal a few years ago, when a stork caused an outage in half the country

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Where the hell are the pictures.

    It’s either them, or a thousand-word description for balance.

  3. mindysan33 says:

    This reminds me a bit of the moose on a telephone pole, but I don’t really know why…

    http://www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/103259.html

    Mindy

  4. el dueno says:

    I wanted to see the photo of the charged remains of the cat and mouse published with the news story, yet all we see when you go to the link is a photo of a high voltage transmission tower, which is probably a stock photo of an uninvoled tower.

    el dueno

  5. Takuan says:

    an uninvoled tower? rodents everywhere!

  6. st vincent says:

    Albanian folk song?:

    Tirana, oh, Tirana
    plunged in darkness again tonight
    oh your red, red power is failing
    and your black cat’s a terrible sight

  7. Slowermo says:

    I wouldn’t discount the cause being anvils falling from high places or rabbit burrowing cross-country just yet.

  8. Enochrewt says:

    They took pictures of smoking corpses?

  9. jjasper says:


    “We took pictures because we’ve never had anything like this,” she said.

    What, is no one watching Tom And Jerry cartoons anymore?

  10. Christopher says:

    Since the feline and rodent in question were electrocuted, I would have thought of Itchy and Scratchy before T&J…

  11. Neko says:

    Awww, that’s horrible.

  12. Takuan says:

    of course its horrible, that’s why we laugh

  13. sawatzky says:

    This type of occurrence is more common than you might think, even in countries with state of the art power grids. In Canada squirrels frequently cause pole files and blackouts by shorting out transformers or by chewing through lines. In the last 5 years alone I can think of 3 separate wildlife caused power failures. The electric co always documents the charred and smoking remains… even if they’re human.

  14. jetsetsc says:

    The article has the gall to include the quote “We took pictures because we’ve never had anything like this,” and not include said pictures?

  15. Santa's Knee says:

    #9:

    Yes, this happens in Canada – but what about “countries with state of the art power grids”?

  16. Parq says:

    Naturally, if they did take a picture, it would show the two animals stretched out pool-cue straight, in silhouette, with their skeletons visible, surrounded by jagged yellow lines.

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