[Guest post by DRJ]
The Instapundit links to this Amazon.com post on a squirrel that ate through a power line, dropped into the engine of a 2006 Toyota Camry, and destroyed the car. The author notes that he hasn’t heard many flaming squirrel stories and wonders how common it is.
I’ll add fuel to this fire. About 6 months ago, the last time our power went out for any substantial period of time, it was due to a squirrel who died a fiery death in the transformer. His actions were perfectly timed to ruin a good internet session and jeopardize a hefty grocery buy that required refrigeration.
Coincidence? I think not.
[PS - If you are interested, note the parenthetical headline and the picture of the substitute squirrel at the "6 months" link.]
[PPS - Thanks for the Instapundit link! And welcome Instapundit readers. Please look around.]