A “unique Canadian” situation has arisen in a rural corner of British Columbia (BC) where hundreds of people do not leave the Internet because of beavers through vital communication cables. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that 900 people lost their Internet connections due to an Internet outage in the rural district of Tumble Ridge, located at the foot of the Rockies in BC.
A team of technicians was dispatched to investigate the matter and it was discovered that the beavers chewed through the wire at multiple points. It also appears that the Beavers were using parts of the Internet infrastructure to build their dams. “Our team is located on a nearby embankment, and it appears that the beavers on the side of the creek dug underground to reach our cable, which is about three feet below the ground and protected by a four-and-a-half-inch-thick ditch,” the CBC said in a statement. A spokesman for Tulus, a Canadian telecom company that owns the cables, said the cable was in multiple locations.
The spokesman added that this was a “turn of the most bizarre and unique Canadian event.” Fortunately, the lines were immediately restored and the Internet returned to the people of Tumble Ridge, but the culprit still remains. Technicians are now investigating how the damage continued the line of communication. Beavers are the national animal of Canada (yes, they were somehow able to kill rangers with munches, grizzlies and punches).
The Eurasian beaver (Sea Fiber), the second largest living rat after capybaras, is on the ponds of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and its together brother. The recent Beaver incident in BC is just one story in the rich history of wildlife that has led to human catastrophe. In 2016, a small vertebrate monkey fell on top of a transformer at a power plant in Kenya, causing huge parts of the country to lose power for about four hours.
A similar incident in 2017 saw the cause of a baboon blackout for about 50,000 people in Zambia. A spokesman for the state-owned energy company said a man could face up to 25 years in prison for creating such a commotion, but Baboon was released because of their hard-working background.