Beaver cuts lights on Canada wedding by chomping on power pole

By Daniel Uria  |  June 9, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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June 9 (UPI) -- A beaver disrupted a wedding in Canada after cutting off the power by knocking down a nearby electrical pole.

Saskatoon Power shared photos of the toppled electrical pole complete with beaver bite marks as it rested in a muddy field.

"Crews were busy safely restoring power in the Maple Creek area on [Saturday] -- the culprit -- a beaver!" the power company said.

Kim Martin of Regina told the CBC the beaver caused a power outage that nearly derailed her wedding by leaving the venue in the dark.

"It really took a while to believe that it was a beaver because that just seems like a really ridiculous thing to have happen," she said.

The manager of the venue for Martin's wedding reception said the building lost power because of the beaver, but would be able to receive power from its backup power generator.

"We were definitely worried but once they assured us that there would be food and music...we didn't really have time to worry," Martin said. "It was such of a blur of a day that we just kept on going. It was more of an adventure that way, with no power."

Martin initially struggled to believe a beaver was able to nearly sidetrack her big day, but eventually found the humor in the situation.

"Once we realized that was a true story -- that it was a beaver -- it was just funny," she said.

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