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Old 06-08-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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Default Racoon Shorts out 4.6 kV breaker, knocks out power to 3,500.

Don't know if anyone saw this yet; I caught it over at reddit earlier. I wanna say it happened in Canada rather recently:

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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nasty way to go......

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Racoons, Gods gift to switchyards. See them all the time, just the right size to get across an insulator with enough body mass to trip a breaker (Snakes tend to vaporize and not cause an interuption).
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Yep, got a couple of the little buggers in my yard as we speak. Too bad you can't put em on a stick and sell em at the fair. Little barbecue sauce, and WOW!
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Looks almost like rusty cast iron.
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Looks like a baby kangaroo. Extra crispy!
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Thanks for a life size picture..
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There's apparently a squirrel that made a nest somewhere in one of our subs. The plant operators feed him when they go out to take readings. He's been named O.T.

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There's apparently a squirrel that made a nest somewhere in one of our subs. The plant operators feed him when they go out to take readings. He's been named O.T.

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O.T.

He look like this?
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Squirrels and raccoons are my biggest money makers , and sometimes birds.
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Squirrels and raccoons are my biggest money makers , and sometimes birds.
Reminds me of this. Courtesy of another member r_merc. I hope he doesn't mind me re-posting it:EZzutmJ3voA-John
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