Where’s WiscoDave and his trusty bat when you need him?

A huge explosion at a Tennessee power plant plunged more than half of West Knoxville Tennessee into a blackout early Thursday morning. And authorities say that the explosion was caused by a raccoon.

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9 Responses to Where’s WiscoDave and his trusty bat when you need him?

  1. Padawan says:

    Mmmm…krispy kritter. Just like momma used to make.

  2. Djamer says:

    Not massive, and not an explosion. . . What does Raccoon taste like?

    Ice storm here for last 10 hours. I hope WE don’t lose power. . .

    • Andrew says:

      Forest coon tastes okay, kinda like greasy dark-meat chicken.

      City or Garbage coon? Blech!

  3. Peter B says:

    Looks like the raccoon was smarter than the people who designed and installed the “wildlife protective equipment.”

    • Andrew says:

      Sparky the (insert animal name here) always can get past barriers.

      Squirrels, RACcoons, ‘possums, skunks, whatever.

      And the occasional copper thief…

  4. Gryphon says:

    That’s happened around Here a few Times in the past couple Years. Usually the Power Co. Guys can tell it’s a ‘coon because the Tail gets Blown Clear by the Arc. Just an Ash-Spot of the Rest.

  5. Bayouwulf says:


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