A squirrel causes a large blackout in a North Carolina city

Power was restored in downtown Asheville after a squirrel caused a power outage. Yes, a squirrel. The local news program Nuevo 13 reported that as of 8:30 this morning the power supply had been restored to more than 3,000 customers. Duke Energy says the animal made its way into a wire that caused the blackout. The affected customers were in the downtown Asheville area.

I guess squirrels have more power than we think. 100% intentional pun.

GALLERY: List of Native Animals of North Carolina

As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission