Black Snake Fries. But Does it Moan?

by

comment
The black snake eats rats and mice and hunts for them wherever it can find 'em. Jeff City provides good eatin' this time of year.
  • The black snake eats rats and mice and hunts for them wherever it can find 'em. Jeff City provides good eatin' this time of year.
The Missouri General Assembly was in the final throes of the legislative session yesterday when the lights went out.

The power outage left the state's Capitol Building dark for more than an hour and trapped several people in a stuck elevator. 

But the really odd news of the day is what caused the electricity failure. It wasn't a lightning storm or even one of those Enron-inspired brownouts. The cause was a black snake that slithered its way into the underground electric cables near the Capitol, causing two cables to short out.

The snake didn't survive the electrocution. I wasn't there, but I wonder: Did it moan

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.