Two KOOKABURRAS cause an explosion by mating on an electricity pylon

Going out with a bang! More than 1,000 homes are left without power after two KOOKABURRAS cause an explosion by mating on power lines

  • Kookaburras mating on an electricity pylon caused a mass power outage 
  • A witness said there were ‘two big blue flashes’ and loud bangs at the time
  • The explosion led to a power outage in more than 1000 homes nearby
  • The kookaburras bodies were found side by side under the power pole 

A pair of kookaburras who were mating on power lines caused a mass power outage. 

The two love birds were on top of a power pole in Perth’s northern suburbs before a  misstep put them in contact with the electric infrastructure.

A witness said there were ‘two big blue flashes’ and loud bangs. 

A pair of kookaburras who were mating on an electricity pylon caused a mass power outage

The explosion led to a power outage in more than 1,000 homes across the northern suburbs, WAToday reported.

Western Power spokesman Paul Entwistle said power was restored to most houses within an hour-and-a-half.

‘It seems to be a case of a couple of lovebirds who have made the wrong connection, unfortunately,’ he said.

‘I think generally from these sorts of incidents, the network comes out trumps but the birds seldom do.’

The kookaburras who caused the outage weren’t so fortunate.

Their bodies were found side by side on the grass under the power pole.

The two love birds were on top of a power pole in Perth’s northern suburbs before a misstep put them in contact with the electric infrastructure

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