Power outages are annoying, to begin with, and trying to find the cause on a day when it is not storming can be baffling.
Utility crews in a Kentucky county, however, quickly found the cause Thursday -- a 4-foot snake was tangled in a transformer perched 40 feet above the ground, WLKY reported.
Members of the Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative went to the home in Bradenburg and found the snake's tail hanging out of a hole near the transformer, the television station reported.
Company spokesman Todd Blackburn told the television station that crews were not sure what kind of snake they saw, but believed it was not venomous. Crew members said they also found a nest on the pole and speculated the reptile was looking for a meal.
"His last meal," Blackburn told WLKY.
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