Squirrel terrorizes transformer – both lose

Warning to squirrels in Hoboken: Stay away from transformers!

Early this morning, a transformer explosion rocked the neighborhood near 8th & Jefferson.

One Hoboken411 reader recounts what happened:

“This is what was left behind early this morning after a 6:30 am transformer blew up at 725 Jefferson Street. I woke up (with a majority of the others in my building) to what sounded like a bomb going off. After almost three hours of Hoboken police, fire trucks and the power company, the conclusion that this squirrel was not only the cause, but also the only casualty (besides the transformer).

The best part is that this is what was left on the street under the transformer as what I can only assume is a warning to all the other innocent squirrels in Hoboken!”

Squirrel gets fried when transformer explodes in Hoboken NJ - Squirrel terrorizes transformer - both lose

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mooshu
mooshu
Monday, June 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Poor squirrel.

wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  mooshu
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:29 am

yeah mosh mush..this is what one looks like after the electric chair.diff is one pees craps bleeds from all offices and foam from the mouth..eyes pop out.( your right ) poor squirrel you betcha… 😛 [quote comment=”207948″]Poor squirrel.[/quote]

mooshu
mooshu
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:57 pm

Right. This is exactly like being electrocuted in a chair after being declared guilty of some (likely) heinous crime.

What did the squirrel do wrong here? Try and store some nuts for winter?[quote comment=”207964″]yeah mosh mush..this is what one looks like after the electric chair.diff is one pees craps bleeds from all offices and foam from the mouth..eyes pop out.( your right ) poor squirrel you betcha… [/quote]

escaped68
escaped68
Monday, June 20, 2011 7:59 pm

Another dangerous thing are those mylar balloons, the cross the terminals on a transformer or wires and BOOM.

animal_lover
animal_lover
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:59 pm

An entire twn lost electricity when an eagle dropped a baby dear on a wire.

whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Monday, June 20, 2011 10:59 am

…..a reply should be coming any minute now about the aggressive squirrels looking to eat up children in the parks.

LobstaGirl
LobstaGirl
Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:54 pm

Odd, the Chinese restaurant had Squirrel on its menu today…..hmmmmm, go figure.

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