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  1. #1 The Enemy Within: Squirrel Fails To Trigger Armageddon. This Time. 
    Squirrel leaves trail of destruction in its wake

    Posted: Oct 8, 2008 10:22 AM MDT
    Updated: Oct 8, 2008 05:15 PM MDT

    Story by: Colleen O'Brien / Internet Content Editor, KXLY.com

    SPOKANE -- A squirrel ignited a fiery chain reaction that led to a power line collapse, car fire, natural gas fire and a power outage in northwest Spokane Wednesday morning.

    It all started at 8:22 a.m. in the 4900 block of North Hartley at Wellesley when, according to Avista investigators, a squirrel came in contact with a transformer. That single action set in motion a chain of events.

    First, the power line burned through causing the line to fall to the ground and come into contact with a metal fence and a car. The car caught on fire.

    The fence, meanwhile, was energized by the fallen power line and the electricity was conducted underground to a natural gas pipeline which in turn burned through and started an underground natural gas fire which burned up to two gas meters at nearby houses.

    The fire department extinguished the fires while Avista shut off the natural gas pipeline.

    Power was restored to the 155 residents in the area near the incident around noon.

    The squirrel did not survive the melee.
    There was a similar attempt made at my house last week. The suicidal squirrel was popcorned before any damage was done but the falling body still smashed one of my pots of mums. :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    There was a similar attempt made at my house last week. The suicidal squirrel was popcorned before any damage was done but the falling body still smashed one of my pots of mums. :mad:

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    Fox News want us to refer to them as Homicide Squirrels

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Fox News want us to refer to them as Homicide Squirrels

    That was funny!
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    This is why we don't have to fear squirells as our overlords.

    It was a good attempt but this is no Mrs. Oleary's cow.
    Be Not Afraid.
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