“A squirrel was responsible for unplugging the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. clients for about a half-hour, as well as playing havoc with traffic lights.
..The doomed animal sneaked into a substation near where St. Andrews Boulevard becomes Old Towne Road. During its ill-fated journey at about 7:30 a.m., it made contact with two high-voltage points.
..Around here, the past couple of months have been squirrel season. In January, the creatures caused 210 outages, …and February figures were expected to be about the same. That means squirrels caused more mischief than trees or other animals.”