Caught on camera: Goose knocks out power for thousands in Michigan

Posted at 11:09 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 15:54:44-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Officials with Consumers Energy in Michigan have discovered the cause of a power outage that left about 4,500 customers in the dark Sunday.

The outage was caused by a goose that flew into a 72,000-volt line about a half-mile from a substation, according to Fox 17.

Willard Hill caught the incident on his dash camera and posted it to Facebook, where it’s been viewed more than 50,000 times.

The incident caused residents to lose power for about five hours. The goose did not survive.

WARNING: The goose killed in the power outage is shown in the video below.