Officials say a playful squirrel is
behind a not-so-funny power outage at the University of Southern
Cindy Duvall, a Mississippi Power spokeswoman say -- quote --
"A little squirrel got into a substation on campus. He played
around on some equipment he shouldn't have.
The squirrel died.
The outage happened yesterday Saturday around 8:30 a.m., forcing
the university to rely on its generators for about 30 minutes.
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