SEATTLE (AP) ― Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers in Seattle.
Seattle City Light said a witness reported seeing a bird drop the fish. It was presumably one of the eagles or ospreys that hunt in the nearby Duwamish River.
A crew investigating the outage walked the power lines and found what workers described as an electrocuted salmon.
City Light says birds often cause power outages. In fact, 162 birds in the city last year have knocked out power. Raccoons are another common culprit. However, spokeswoman Connie McDougall says this is the first time she’s heard of a fish knocking out power.
Power was out for about two and a half hours due to the fish falling from the sky.