Wednesday/ a bandit did it

I thought the report of a power outage of many thousands of Seattle area homes early this morning was odd – given the perfect sunny weather we had today here.   It turned out it caused by a raccoon breaking into a substation, creating several system circuit outages. The raccoon did not survive.

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Here is a short report in the on-line edition of The Guardian, with a picture of a raccoon aka a ‘masked bandit’.

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