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You Will Not Believe What Caused Melbourne's Power Outage

Over 5000 properties in Melbourne were left without power this morning after an outage to Jemena users. 

It affected homes, roads and trains but we now know what the culprit was.

...A possum. 

Yep. 

“We are yet to pinpoint exactly what the possum did, however (it) caused a feeder to short-circuit,” a Jemena spokeman said.

“Sometimes this can be from them creating incomplete electricity networks via their bodies, sometimes they damage infrastructure by attempting to move it.”

And yes, sadly the possum died.

RIP little buddy. 

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