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'Deer with wings' causes power outage in Montana
A Montana resident says an energy company has identified the cause of a brief power outage as "deer with wings."
Lee Bridges says she was outside with her dogs around the time the power went out when a NorthWestern Energy truck pulled up, giving her a chance to ask the driver what caused the problem.
She says he pointed up and said, "Apparently, we've got deer with wings."
Bridges suspects that an eagle dropped its prey and couldn't retrieve it.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
Can an eagle even lift something that big?
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
It's also a widely known fact that eagles drop tied tennis shoes on lines for kicks.
Originally posted by donawesome
Something doesn't seem right here....Unless I am missing something, the deer would have had to cross 2 power lines or touch ground and the hot leg wire in order for the electricity to pass through him, short circuit the power, and shut down electricity. I believe that has to be the smallest power pole I have ever seen. But I guess other states can have different standards than California.