Over 1,900 customers in and around Carolina Forest were without power briefly when a snake came in contact with the electronics in a circuit at the Lake Ridge substation, officials stated.
Crews were dispatched and found the problem. Power was restored shortly after the outage was announced on Facebook.
Horry Electric Co-op responded that power outages caused by animals are not as rare as some may think.
The below is a graph of numbers and reasons behind outages so far in 2014:
The company continued to add the list of animals that have caused outages includes squirrels, snakes, lizards and tree frogs. Termite damage has even resulted in outage problems.