You can continue to live in doubt, but I will not let the squirrels continue to plague us. We must fight back. Those activist squirrels used to have a nut gathering agenda, but now they are setting their sites on domination of our electrical grid. My parents phone line was ravaged by squirrels to interrupt communications a month back.
A squirrel got on a transformer at the Lincoln Electric System substation at 56th and Q streets Wednesday morning, causing a power outage to 2,175 LES customers.
Power went out from 40th to 70th streets, A to Vine at 7:35 a.m. and was restored by 7:59 a.m., said LES spokesman Russ Reno.
The squirrel was killed after making contact with the transformer, Reno said.