Blame it on Beaver

Phone companies are never to blame for anything. It is always someone else’s fault. Now, Verizon is blaming a beaver for being the cause of a service outage in North Eastern Michigan.

The outage began shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday and lasted about six hours. About 62,000 customers were affected, including long-distance, Internet and cellular phone services. “From all indications, it appears a beaver picked it up and chewed it in half,” spokesman John VanWyck said. “I’ve heard of squirrels chewing aerial cable, but not this.