A pair of kookaburras used an Australian power line as their personal lover’s lane last week and their mating cost nearly 1,000 homes their electricity, USA TODAY reports.
Sadly, the lovebirds didn’t survive their fiery affair and Western Power electricians found them lying below the power lines.
The outage was caused by an automatic emergency shutdown after the female kookaburra touched the separate lines when stretching her wings during the “amorous avian adventure,” according to Paul Entwistle, a Western Power spokesman.
“This action caused the sparks to fly between the two birds as they acted as conductors for electricity between the separated lines,” Entwistle explained.
Power was restored after about an hour but the winged lovers couldn’t be revived.
Instead, Entwistle said, "The two feathered fornicators were laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by Western Power staff later that evening.”