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Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
« on: June 18, 2011, 01:45:52 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110617/us_nm/us_deer_power

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) A deer fawn apparently dropped by a bald eagle onto a high-voltage line was behind a power outage this week in western Montana, a Northwestern Energy official said on Friday.

"It's a first-time thing," Northwestern spokeswoman Michelle Sullivan said. "A deer dangling on the line, that's never happened before."

Sullivan said linemen investigating the cause of the outage in a rural neighborhood of East Missoula couldn't believe their eyes when they found the carcass of the fawn draped over electric wires more than two stories high.

It affected 30 homes in Montana.  The other half of the state's population was unaware that anything had happened.
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Offline Mindy

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Re: Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 03:22:37 PM »
Would be better with a photo.

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Re: Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
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Re: Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 03:47:24 PM »
Haha...that kind of looks like a rabbit that just jumped really high. Thanks for the photo though, I can see how that would be very exciting if you lived in Montana.

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Re: Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 04:14:38 PM »
Whazzup, spunk.

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Re: Deer dropped by eagle knocks out power in Montana
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 12:06:52 PM »

 


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