Iguana causes power outage in Florida
An iguana apparently caused a power outage earlier today, leaving 20,000 customers in the Tamarac and Pompano Beach area without electricity. Florida Power & Light warned the problem might not yet be resolved.
FP&L spokesman Mayco Villafana said "a critter got into the equipment [and] shorted out some of our equipment. That happens every so often. You can't prevent that."
The power was out between 11:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. as crews worked furiously to restore it. All customers had their power turned back on.
But utility workers might still need to make more fixes later today, Villafana said .
"This afternoon we might have to [temporarily] drop some customers," he said. "We do not know yet."
Meanwhile, the iguana was discovered. It did not survive.