RICHLAND -- A rabbit short-circuited some power line equipment, knocking out power to 3,000 Richland homes early Thursday.
The rabbit damaged the equipment at the Richland Energy Service's Tapteal substation near Keene Road.
The power was out for about two hours before crews repaired the damage.
"We typically see squirrels and sometimes snakes causing this type of outage, not many rabbits," said spokeswoman Candace Andrews.
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