K-boom!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by welsummerchicks, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    the sound a racoon makes when he climbs your utilities pole and hits the fuse holder - at 6 am.

    We woke up wondering what in the heck happened to our power. The utility company guy walked straight to the pole and said, 'Yup, there he is!' and there he was. A big old buck coon. Didn't even make it to the ground.
     
  2. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

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  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    That'll teach him [​IMG]
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Those fuses are loud aren't they?

    When I worked as a power linesman we'd get calls on the sunniest of days with people telling us that "lightning hit near the house and then the power went out". It was typically a squirrel getting into the works and blowing the fuse.

    If it happens often ask them to put a squirrel guard on the pole. It is just a pole wrap of black plastic that the animals can't climb.
     
  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Power Guy (translated as Our Hero), took a cool long hook and cut all the branches around the pole, so I am hoping we won't have a repeat.

    Sheesh. What a way to go. At least it's quick.
     

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