OSLO, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The whole community of Rost island in western Norway experienced power cut after a crow landed on power cables, public broadcaster NRK published Friday.
According to Pal Martinussen, CEO of power company Lofotkraft, the unfortunate crow was about to build a nest in an electric power mast when it happened.
"After we removed the nest we quickly got the power supply up and the power was back around half past nine," Martinussen said.
He explained further that this is a common danger during the spring time, specially when baby birds learn to fly.
"Then there is often something that can make trouble for us. Either with the nest or that birds come in direct contact with the wires," he said.
"We have isolated our power masts in many places, so it is going to take a lot more to short circuit. We have also made sure that, in case a bird causes ground fault, customers do not lose power," Martinussen said.