SEATTLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Seattle's electric utility said 172 customers lost power due to an unusual animal on a power line -- a fish.
Seattle City Light said a fish was apparently dropped onto the power lines by a bird just after noon Wednesday, knocking out power for 172 customers.
A manager at the South Park Community Center, which lost power in the outage, reported hearing a loud bang about 12:19 p.m.
Power was restored by 2:15 p.m., the utility said.
"Something fishy about south Seattle outage: Bird dropped fish on power lines causing 2 hr outage for 172 customers," Seattle City Light tweeted.
The company said the fish is believed to have been a salmon and was likely dropped by an eagle.
"Getting questions on fish mortality. Sorry to say it did not survive the event," the utility tweeted.