But at the same time, it's stories like these that make me glad to be back in our turquoise house on Guåhan:
POWER UPDATE: 9:15 A.M. - GPA: Chickens cause power outage
Pacific Daily News • firstname.lastname@example.org • June 10, 2009
9:15 a.m. — Two stray chickens shorted-out a transformer in a Guam Power Authority substation this morning, cutting electricity to Anigua, Agana and Agana Heights.
GPA spokesman Art Perez said power went out at about 6:50 a.m. but was fully restored by 8:15 a.m. Perez did not expect lingering power problems to affect any of the villages in the outage.
Perez said the outage was unusual. GPA employees found the animals when they went to inspect the source of the outage.“The chickens are not OK,” he said.
You can find a photo of the surprisingly well-preserved birds here
(probably for another week more) and another article on why the Guam Power Authority is trying to protect its dåggan.