PHOTO: Seagull Lands On Transformer, Knocks Out Power, Dies
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following post contains a gruesome photo taken at the scene of a recent Burien crime. We suggest that this story not be shared with any Readers under the age of 18 16 13 10 7, nor any birds who may recognize the victim:]
BTB Reader Ed Dacy sent us the following shellphone cellphone pic, which he took last Sunday (Jan 30th) of a dead Seagull that apparently landed on a transformer and knocked out power near Elmer’s Pub, at the intersection of SW 151st and Ambaum Blvd. SW:
“There was a loud pop, then the lights went out at the building in which Elmer’s is located,” Ed said. “City Light showed up in about 30 minutes and said it probably was a crow on the transformer. The bartender told them to look at their feet. They saw the Seagull and said that’s different – it’s a Seagull all right.”
The Seagull’s identity has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin, but there’s a good chance the victim was someone’s Gullfriend, so please be careful what kinds of Comments you leave below.
We’re not sure who cawed this incident in, and City Light would not say whether the bird’s family would be given a Bill for the on-scene crew fees incurred by the outage.
We’re also unsure who disposed of the body, but we are pretty sure that Burien’s new Animal Control did not show up.
No word yet on when or where a memorial service will be held, but expect to see some kind of tribute at Elmer’s Pub.