A County Courthouse in Sevier County, Arkansas was the latest site to fall victim the the Squirrel Menace on Sunday, when its electrical power was disrupted by a suicide squirrel which took out the courthouse transformer.
County judge Dick Tallman described the squirrel as a 'kamikaze rodent', reports the Texarkana Gazette.
The squirrel caused a short circuit in the transformer after stepping on it, causing an explosion and a loud bang.
Fortunately, in this case, the squirrel's plot did not fully work, as the courthouse only suffered a slight loss of electricity. The squirrel was eventually removed from the transformer by workers from the local power company, according to Tallman.
'We haven't found any damage. The dispatcher said the computers have been acting funny with the monitors flickering. I don't think it's going to cause a problem unless the flickering makes the dispatcher dizzy and she has a seizure, falls out and hits her forehead on the desk,' he added.