posted on October 29th, 2009 by Dustin at 5:54 pm (EST) with 9 Comments
There’s an old saying that goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it also knock over a power line that ends up electrocuting over a dozen animals?”
MONTANA — Earlier this month, electrical crews in northwestern Montana discovered a live power line downed in the woods, along with a necro-zoo of animal corpses nearby.
The electrocuted remains of five whitetail deer, four black bears, two wolves, one coyote and a turkey vulture were found near the power line.
This photo is from a separate incident, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.
Officials believe a dry tree fell on the high-voltage power line during the summer. A biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said a whitetail deer probably walked into the line first and its carcasses attracted other animals, including predators, which were in turn electrocuted. 
All of the carcasses were at varying stages of decomposition, meaning that the electrocutions took place separately over a period of several months.
Roger Pitman, operations superintendent at the Lincoln Electric Cooperative played down the incident and joked around by saying, “We’re just thankful there weren’t any two-legged creatures up there, except for the turkey vulture.”
Why didn’t anyone take a picture of the aftermath?
Not to disappoint my readers, I re-created what it would probably look like to come upon a dozen dead animals of varying species in the woods.
This image took me an hour to make. If you don’t like it, fuck you.
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