A Dozen Animals Killed By Montana Power Line

Nov 2, 2009
Outside Magazine

A downed power line in the forest near Eureka, Montana electrocuted over a dozen animals over a period of a few months, according to Backpacker. Animals killed included five white-tailed deer, four black bears, two wolves, one coyote and a turkey vulture. The line remained there for several months because no one had complained about losing power.  "We're just thankful there weren't any two-legged creatures upthere," Roger Pitman, operations superintendent at the Lincoln ElectricCooperative, told the Missoulian. "Except for the turkey vulture."

--Alison Kelman

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