Electrocuted Squirrel Causes Grass Fire

squirrel.jpg A month-long draught in central Mississippi has left grasslands dry and flamable.  Witnesses on the scene of a grass fire in the Jackson suburb of Byram, Mississippi reported a bright flash, loud popping sound, and ashes floating to the ground shortly before the ignition of a grass fire that spread to nearby trees.  The squirrel’s charred body was believed to be the origin of the blaze.  The smell of the charred critter apparently attracted a few locals.  Said one passerby of the precooked squirrel:

 “I’m a country boy, so I’m thinking dinner time.”

Source: [Modesto Bee]

 

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