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Birds on Utility Poles - The Electrocution Solution

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Picture this. You're wandering through a park, minding your own business, and decide to take a short rest on a bench. You sit down. You want to get comfortable, so you lean against the armrest. Surprise! Thousands of volts of electricity snake through your body.
This is what happens to countless birds each year when they land the wrong way on power distribution lines and poles. It's impossible to give an exact number because normally there are no witnesses. But occasionally people see it - especially when it's a hard-to-miss bird like this Bald Eagle .
Most utility poles are potentially...
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