Thursday, June 21, 2007

Iguana Causes Power Outage In Florida Keys

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- An iguana walking across a high-voltage electrical transformer caused a brief power outage for 27,000 Lower Keys and Key West electrical customers Tuesday. A spokesman for Keys Energy Services said the iguana plopped down on a transformer at the Big Pine Key electrical substation. That caused a main transmission line circuit breaker to open. Power was restored to most customers in 20-minutes. Keys Energy Services says the iguana survived, but lost some of its tail. Photo credit: Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection

1 comment:

Jan said...

Pretty bizarre, but I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.