A pair of kookaburras allegedly caused a mass blackout in Australia after having sex on a power pole.

In a report by Fairfax, a witness claimed he was out walking his dog near Albion Place and Fair Lane Drive in Carine, Perth, when he saw the two kookaburras on the power lines. He said the two were at the heat of the moment when they have gotten too close to the equipment, which triggered “two big blue flashes” and a series of loud sounds that came from the power lines.

After a few seconds, the power died for more than 1,000 homes around Perth.

According to local reports, the two birds probably died after being fried with the electricity sparking between 155,000 and 765,000 volts.  

“It seems to be a case of couple lovebirds who have made the wrong connection, unfortunately,” Paul Entwistle, spokesman for Western Power, the company that was sent to assess the damage, told local media outlets.

Electricity was restored in the suburb after a few hours after some delays. Entwistle said they had to check the other power lines.

“The pole that they decided to make their love nest was pretty close to a sub-station,” Entwistle added. “Just because of protocols we to have a bit of a look around the sub-station too to make sure there was no flash-over that’s gone back into the substation.”

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