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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Squirrels Crave Aluminum
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2020 20:36:42 -0500
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At my friends low power FM station it was usually a Fried rattlesnake in the 
transmitter shack.

Sent from my iPhone

Sonny Carter

> On Jun 7, 2020, at 6:49 PM, Brian Reid <reid at> 
> wrote:
> ?Wow.
> There is a maxim in the high reliability data center industry (at least 
> among publicists) "Always keep a dead squirrel in the freezer."  When 
> things go wrong and reporters converge, you can hold it up and say "We 
> found this inside the main transfer switch."
>> On 2020-06-07 1:42 pm, Jim Nichols wrote:
>> Squirrels cause more damage to power distribution lines than any other
>> single cause.  But, my pole-to-house service line is not the only
>> thing that gets chewed up.  My 50-yr old Sears chain link fence and
>> gate have also been attacked over the years. Apparently, squirrels
>> crave aluminum.  The fence wire is tied to the top rail with a fairly
>> stiff aluminum tie.  This close-up photo shows the results of numerous
>> squirrel teeth working on the aluminum.
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