A squirrel was the unfortunate victim of its own curiosity this morning in a tragic incident involving a BC Hydro substation.
The animal, identified as a western brown, likely became incandescent as hundreds of thousands of volts likely passed through its tiny body at the Surrey facility.
BC Hydro President and CEO Jessica McDonald made a heart-felt tribute in tweet posted this morning.
6000 customers affected by Scott Rd area outage for past hour, now restored. Culprit ID’d as western brown squirrel, unfortunately deceased.
— jessica mcdonald (@bchydroceo) August 21, 2016
Around 5000 homes in the area around North Delta/Surrey region were without power between 8am and 9:30am while crews attended the scene.