Beaver kills the Internet

Eager mammal blamed for outage
Associated Press
Jun 29, 2013


Officials have finally identified the culprit behind a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico —an eager beaver.

CenturyLink spokesman David Gonzales told The Associated Press on Friday that a hungry beaver chewed through the fiber line last week. He says the biting evidence was discovered by contractors who worked to repair the outage.

Officials say more than 1,800 Internet users were affected by the blackout. The number of cellphone users without service during that time is still unknown.

CenturyLink owns a fiber-optic cable that runs from Taos to Interstate 25.

The cable carries wireless data for many residents around Taos County.




I guess the beaver needed his daily dose of fiber

The Hero Zone's picture
The Hero Zone

This one is just too easy...not even going to try to put a joke here.

2cents's picture

Not unusual, had a wood chuck climb under the hood of a van and eat everything in site, totaled the vehicle.

Remember muskrats in the river love the taste of outdrive boots on boats, they chew through them and your boat will sink if you are not careful!

Eph 2 8-10

The beaver (genus Castor) is a primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic RODENT.....NOT A MAMMAL!

Inaccuracies in reporting drive me up a wall....and it's a short trip!


A rodent is a mammal. You may want to do a bit more research on that.