William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 3, July, 2011

I’m Not The Only One

Filed under: Blogania,Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 16:16

Squirrels knocked out my internet and phone for several days.  Sorry about the lack of posts, as if you all cared.  The little beasts nested in the…phone company box thingy.  It’s a technical term, I know.

Seems I’m not the only one…

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4 Comments »

  1. Hey, I care! I don’t get much news from Ohio any more, so I’ll take whatever I can get.

    Looks like your squirrel might have been a graduate of this training program:

    http://safeinrochester.com/courses.php?id=25

    Comment by Dave H — Sunday, 3, July, 2011 @ 17:02 | Reply

  2. We had a power outage to downtown a few years ago, took out the courthouse, the government center, and the health department (no harm in the courthouse and government center being out for a few hours but we damn near lost a quarter million dollars worth of vaccine).

    It was blamed on squirrels. To hell with al Quaeda, we need to worry about the tree rats.

    Comment by Shay — Sunday, 3, July, 2011 @ 17:15 | Reply

  3. I was wondering where you went!

    I was visiting my in-laws this past week, and spent much of my time offline because my mother-in-law just doesn’t have internet. So I noticed your dearth of posts after I got back home…does that count?

    Comment by Auntie J — Sunday, 3, July, 2011 @ 21:51 | Reply

  4. The medicine-cabinet-sized box usually found on the outside of buildings where the phone line enters the building is called a demarc box; the larger freestanding box that you might see on a sidewalk or in the center of a neighborhood is called a junction box. (I know there’s a newer common name for the former, but the last time I had landline issues my local Bell just transferred me to a tech that knew what I was talking about. My problem wasn’t squirrels but someone that cut the wiring to the second phone line, nicking the insulation on the primary line.)

    Comment by Melissa (oddharmonic) — Tuesday, 5, July, 2011 @ 18:50 | Reply


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