Nibbling Beaver Causes Internet Outage in a Very Canadian Turn of Events

A “unique Canadian” situation has arisen in a rural corner of British Columbia (BC) where hundreds of people do not leave the Internet because of beavers through vital communication cables. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that 900 people lost their Internet connections due to an Internet outage in the rural district of Tumble Ridge, located at the foot of the Rockies in BC.

A team of technicians sent to investigate the matter and it discovered that the beavers chewed through the wire at multiple points. It also appears that beavers were using parts of the Internet infrastructure to build their dams. “Our team located a nearby embankment, and it appears that the beavers were dug underground along the creek to reach our cables, which are about three feet below the ground and protected by a four-and-a-half-inch-thick ditch.” A representative for Tulus, a Canadian-owned telecom company, said a representative for Tulus had reported the cable in multiple locations.

Nibbling Beaver Causes Internet Outage in a Very Canadian Turn of Events

The representative added that this was a “turn of the most bizarre and unique Canadian event.” Fortunately, the lines immediately restored and the Internet returned to the people of Tumble Ridge, but the culprits remain. Technicians are now investigating how the damage continued the line of communication. 

Beavers are the national animal of Canada (yes, they were somehow able to kill rangers with munches, grizzlies and punches). The Eurasian Beaver (Sea fiber), the second largest living rod after the capybaras, passes over the pond of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and its potato brother. The recent Beaver incident in BC is just one story in the rich history of wildlife that has led to human catastrophe. In 2016, a small vertebrate monkey fell on top of a transformer at a power plant in Kenya, causing huge parts of the country to lose power for about four hours.

Saw a similar incident in 2017 that caused a baboon blackout for about 50,000 people in Zambia. A representative for the state-owned energy company said a man could face up to 25 years in prison for creating such a commotion, but Baboon released because of their hard-working background.