From: Editor, Green Economy
Published June 23, 2011 08:40 AM

Deer Vs. Bald Eagle: Eagle 1, Deer 0

A power outage resulted from a deer on the power line. The reason? It got dropped there by a Bald Eagle. While it may be great urban myth, it's way too good to pass up. Here's what KAJ18, a news station in Kalispell Montana, reported:


Nature dropped a line in East Missoula. Literally. NorthWestern Energy officials confirm that a baby fawn, dropped by a bald eagle, was responsible for Wednesday morning's power outage. Lee Bridges was outside taking photographs of a bald eagle sitting in the tree above her house and told us while she sees the eagles fly by all the time, her tree is not usually a stopping point.

"They never come over here and when it perched up in that tree, I thought, I gotta get pictures or nobody's gonna believe me," Bridges said.

Bridges soon noticed the power was out inside her house on Clyde Street and a NorthWestern Energy crew was already working in the alley nearby.

"I said, 'What was the problem?' So he rolls down the window and he points up in the air right over my head at this power line and goes, 'You see that?' And I look up and he goes, "You've got a deer with wings.'"

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