FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- They say that curiosity killed the cat, but it appears that an equally-curious snake may have caused a lot more trouble for power customers in north Georgia.
On Tuesday morning, thousands of customers were without power for a few hours, thanks to a snake who apparently snuck his way into an energized section of equipment at a Sawnee EMC substation.
Representatives for the power company said the snake appears to be responsible for the outage at the Matt and Friendship substations in western Forsyth County, which affected more than 9,300 customers. Crews were able to restore service to all customers shortly after 6 a.m.
Sawnee EMC's Vice President of Member Services Blake House issued a statement on the company's website saying, "It is regrettable that this event occurred, and we certainly apologize for the inconvenience."
House went on to thank staff for responding to the situation in "such a timely manner."
While a snake, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, knocking out power is certainly strange, other 11Alive viewers have spotted snakes in other (mostly) strange places. Take a look:
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