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Bobcat on Power Pole Starts Wildfire

A bobcat that decided to climb a power pole was electrocuted on Monday, sparking a five-acre brush fire in California's Ventura County.

9/10/2010

A bobcat that decided to climb a power pole was electrocuted on Monday, sparking a five-acre brush fire in California's Ventura County. County fire Capt. Dan Preston told the Ventura County Star that the bobcat was apparently chasing an owl or another bird when it touched the power lines, caught fire and fell to the ground in a rural area near Piru.

No homes were threatened and no one was hurt. The bobcat's charred body was found beneath the power lines.

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

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