If you’re a resident in Lamar County and a customer of the Lamar Electric Cooperative and you lost power between Wednesday and Thursday, it was snakes that did it.
The cooperatives' substation in Reno was visited by snakes looking to dine on the many birds' eggs in nests that show up at the station in spring. The Coorperative said on its Facebook page that bird-repelling measures and snake fences are in place to prevent such problems. But the station just found itself slightly overwhelmed by hungry snakes.
The slithery diners cut power to residents in Reno, Blossom, Pattonville, Novice, Powderly and Detroit for several hours, but the cooperative says all has been restored.