Very, very Canadian news.

"Internet down in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, after beaver chews through fibre cable."


"The beavers dug underground alongside the creek to reach the cable, which is buried about three feet underground and protected by a 4.5-inch thick conduit. The beavers first chewed through the conduit before chewing through the cable in multiple locations.

They also appear to be using Telus materials to build their home. There is fibre marking tape, usually buried underground, on top of their dam."

Good, good beavers.

@rek Beavers are wonderful and fascinating critters.

@rek "So how'd you beavers learn where to dig for the buried cable?"

"Well we're engineers. It's our business to know. Also Charlotte over there took an IT correspondence course."

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