Snake causes Bohol blackout

A snake knocked the entire province of Bohol off the power grid Friday. Power in the island province was cut off at around 1 pm.

The NGCP said that based on its field personnel’s investigation, a snake that crawled on transmission line caused the blackout.

It said a transformer in Ubay town exploded after the snake was electrocuted.

The supply of electricity from the geothermal plant in Leyte province runs through the affected transformer.

The NGCP said a replacement transformer from Tubigon town was expected to arrive in Ubay town around noon, but the power interruption may last until night time.

Damned snakes. First, it was Original Sin, and now this.