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    Default Country Cookin'?....Yum!

    from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051101/.../squirrel_fire

    Electrocuted Squirrel Starts Grass Fire

    BYRAM, Miss. - An electric lineman believes a squirrel started a grass fire Monday after the critter was electrocuted and fell from a power line onto parched ground.

    It's been more than a month since significant amounts of rain have fallen in central Mississippi, though some showers were expected late Monday. Burn bans are in effect in this Jackson suburb and many other nearby communities.

    Passing motorists saw a flash and heard a loud pop, then saw ashes falling from the power line. The spark ignited a grassfire, which spread to nearby pine trees and charred a fence. Byram volunteer firefighters responded within minutes.

    An Entergy lineman arrived as the flames were extinguished and found the probable cause of the fire the squirrel's charred body.

    One of the motorists, Calvin Russell told Jackson's WLBT-TV: "I'm a country boy, so I'm thinking dinner time."
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    One of my river jobs was right by a corn milling plant which attracted blackbirds all year round.
    They'd land on the power lines and transformers,which of course,shorted out and killed birds and electrical service to our wharf.
    One tip about that harbor service:if the lights are out and the dispatcher is offering you free range chicken from his dinner,politely decline.It ain't chicken.

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    LMAO on this one........

    Only in Mississippi
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    BTW, Ladder8...........you go see the new W & G movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    One tip about that harbor service:if the lights are out and the dispatcher is offering you free range chicken from his dinner,politely decline.It ain't chicken.
    LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhaney
    BTW, Ladder8...........you go see the new W & G movie?

    Sure did! Saw it when it first came out. Kids loved it too...

    Been a W&G fan from waaay back (Wrong Trouser days....)

    Hence the avatar (couldn't find a good picture of Shawn)
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhaney
    LMAO on this one........

    Only in Mississippi
    No, Maryland Too! Several years ago, we were mopping up a small Fire in a Wooded area when a Squirrel landed on the back of one of my crew. Seems that the critter was up a tree when the Fire swept thru, but was unharmed. When the smoke cleared, he decided to head off for other places. He was last seen Northbound, playing with his nuts.
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    Hums:
    "The day the squirrel went berserk,
    in the Uprighteous Baptist Church,
    in that sleepy little town of Pasgagoula..."

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    The first time Lee offered it,I took him up on it to the horror,disgust and delight to the guys coming in on night shift.
    After that,they all tried coming up with snacks I wouldn't eat.Some succeeded but I won't go there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Co11FireGal
    LOL!

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