Raccoon attacks Seattle

Another attack on North America's power infrastructure by embittered animals has resulted in the death of at least one raccoon.

Via KOMO News:

The city's electric utility said service was knocked out at around 3 a.m. and power was restored to all customers by 5:30 a.m. At the height of the outage, the utility says 38,778 customers were without electricity.

Initial reports from the scene said that the raccoon survived, but later it was determined that it was electrocuted by 26,000 volts when it came into contact with electrical equipment inside the substation.