March 2, 2004
Deer Punter
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Thanks to a Strange Tripper for this (photo and caption!): Apparently a customer outside of Winnipeg called in a power outage, asking for "A bucket tall enough to get the deer down from the pole." Of course, the customer-service personnel thought they had on the line the sort of loonie people used to talk about back when the Canadian Mint still printed dollar bills.

When the repairman came back by, though, he had this photo of an unsuspecting cervid flung onto a main distribution pole by a passing freight train.

Gordon Lightfoot, where are you in our moment of need?

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