Snake in Florida Causes Major Power Outage

Photo courtesy: Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative

A snake is to blame for power outages over the weekend that affected 1,600 homes and city traffic lights in Pasco County.

The homes lost power for about an hour after a snake ended up in their equipment according to Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative spokesperson, David Lambert.

Workers believe a bird likely dropped the snake onto a breaker, which caused the outage that could cost up to $80,000.

Power has since been restored, WREC crews are not anticipating any further issues. The breaker will have to be replaced, which could cost up to $80,000.

The snake did not survive.

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