In the city, the animals just hack into your Wi-Fi

Pilot fish is working for a company whose offices are located in a wooded, mostly residential area that's beautiful -- but has its downsides.

"We were experiencing power outages a couple of times a month," says fish. "The utility company would have power restored within an hour, but by the time the mainframe was back running, a good part of the day was lost.

"We had a meeting with the utility company to discuss the issue. The utility company representative explained that the outages were caused by squirrels chewing on the power lines.

"The good news was that there was only one outage per squirrel. The bad news was that there were a million squirrels in the area.

"We installed a UPS."

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