Thousands in North Carolina without power-- thanks to a snake

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In Lumberton, North Carolina, around 3,000 residents were without power early Monday.

A substation, off of U.S. 74, received a visit from a snake, and its visit caused a power outage for those living along West Fifth Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and in the Mayfair subdivision. But, this is not the first time that this has happened, according to Lamar Brayboy, the director of the city’s Electric Utilities Department.

The culprit was a four-foot chicken snake; however, it was difficult to i.d. due to electricity is absorbed. It did not survive.

Story via The Robesonian