Seagull Knocks Out Electricity to Thousands in Oakland - NBC Bay Area

Seagull Knocks Out Electricity to Thousands in Oakland

Bird dies after flying into wires

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Better Sleep = Better Grades
    NBC10Philadelphia.com
    File image

    Blame the birds.

    An errant seagull knocked out electricity service to about 2,000 PG&E customers in Oakland on Tuesday, according to the Oakland Tribune.

    It seems the bird flew into a set of wires near 4th and Franklin Streets at 6:45 a.m., the newspaper reported.

    The gull was electrocuted and died when the bird's two wings made contact with two wires, turning the avian creature into a live circuit.

    Power was restored to all but 122 customers by 9 a.m., with the switch to be flipped on the rest by Tuesday afternoon.