4800 Volts and a cat

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Don’t know if it worked out in the cat’s´ favour or not . Seen the cat up there yesterday late afternoon . This morning I stopped and looked around . A heavy truck had pulled up on the shoulder of the road .There were dozens of work boot tracks around the base of the power pile .
Apparently today’s´ politics require the rescue of barn cats on a Saturday evening.
 

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I would rescue that cat before a person. Just saying. Humans don't have a particularly good or admirable history looking back, in my opinion.
 
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Apparently todayç—´ politics require the rescue of barn cats on a Saturday evening.

It's called responsible systems management. A squirrel can short a transformer out costing a lot more than an hour of a bucket truck crew. If Sylvester up there had made the right connections, people would have been mighty unhappy about missing an hour or two of TV.
 
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So if one tries to get cat, isn't there a 500% increased danger you're going to startle or chase the cat into the power lines?

I've always been confused when I see people or firemen rescuing cats out of trees. If cats really got stuck in trees (or on poles), wouldn't people be finding cat skeletons in trees?

I've never found one yet.

p.s. I really thought this thread was going to be about somebody driving their Caterpillar bulldozer or excavator into a power line
 
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So if one tries to get cat, isn't there a 500% increased danger you're going to startle or chase the cat into the power lines?

I've always been confused when I see people or firemen rescuing cats out of trees. If cat's really got stuck in trees (or on poles), wouldn't people be finding cat skeletons in trees?

I've never found one yet.

p.s. I really thought this thread was going to be about somebody driving their Caterpillar bulldozer or excavator into a power line

!. That's why you call the utility who has the trained crews and proper equipment intended to protect their system.

2. Do you often find skeletons of dead squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, rabbits or any other small game that meets their fate in the wild? Sometimes I do, most times not as other predators will drag them off.
 
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!. That's why you call the utility who has the trained crews and proper equipment intended to protect their system.

Their trained crews and proper equipment is likely to get a avoidance reaction from the cat as it approaches too.
Are you saying the utility is going to shut down the utility line while they retrieve the cat with their trained crews and proper equipment?

It must be terrible being a poor fireman on the Serengetti who have to rescue the big cats.
 
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Are you saying ....

I'm saying ...

This morning I stopped and looked around . A heavy truck had pulled up on the shoulder of the road .There were dozens of work boot tracks around the base of the power pile.


.... somebody did. We don't know if it was the utility, FD, an electric line contractor or someone else.
 
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Once when the high voltage (7600 ?) fuse at my feeder pole opened up, first thing the DTE crew looked for was a squirrel carcass. Yep, well done and flame broiled.
 
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