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Early morning power outage blamed on snake

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It looks like our little friend the brown tree snake was once again to blame for this morning's power outage that left several villages without electricity. Guam Power Authority Spokesperson Art Perez confirms that at 4:30 this morning, a brown tree snake affected the loss of multiple circuits in the villages of Tumon, Tamuning, Barrigada, Apra Heights and parts of Hagatna for about a half-hour.

"It's something that we have snake traps for but with the rainy seasons these types of activities are picked up more often, but in this case we were able to isolate it within our substation and restore power as quickly as we could," Perez explained.

Perez added that GPA's partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue to put up snake traps and has since trapped nearly 6,000 snakes in the past few years.

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