Woodpecker Almost Makes it Way Through a Whole Utility Pole


In Washington, a woodpecker was able to nearly peck its way clean through a utility pole.

A passerby saw the damage and was able to report it in time before the bird was able to cause a power outage.

The Snohomish County Public Utility District replaced the pole within hours of the resident calling it in. 

The worker who did the replacement was so surprised, he snapped a picture:

Many commented their surprise about the damage the woodpecker had done and of course, it wouldn't be the internet if a meme hadn't been made:

Snohomish PUD spokeswoman Julie Cunningham says they have dealt with woodpecker damage before, but never like this and some thought it was a beaver.

"That's pretty high up for a beaver."

Though the woodpecker hadn't actually been seen, the little fella earned the nickname "Timber" and rightfully so.


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