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Raccoon Causes Massive Power Outage in Toronto


The little guy died, but at least he went out with a bang.

Earlier this month, about seven thousand people in Toronto lost power for a couple of hours, Global News reports, and it was all because “a lone raccoon made contact with a transformer at a transmission station.”

A spokesperson from Hydro One, a utility company, said they were able to discover the outage’s cause “because the animal was unfortunately there on site and had perished when they arrived.”

They’re going to try to prevent this from happening in the future, they say …

Some other news stories about raccoons and Toronto:

How Toronto Lost Its Wild 100-Year War with Raccoons [The Star, Oct. 6, 2023]

Toronto warns residents not to touch raccoons amid increase of reported bites [CBC, June 8, 2023]

Toronto, ‘Raccoon Capital of the World,’ Is Fighting Its Trash Panda Problem … and Losing [Mental Floss, Sep. 10, 2023]

Written by Editorial Team

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