Snake vs High Voltage

Usually when you get a call in the middle of the night from a transmitter failure there’s a particular curiosity.  Why in the middle of the night and not in the middle of the day? Your mind can churn on the way up to the transmitter site with questions such as, did I forget to to leave the transmitter in remote control?  No storm outside.  The other transmitted on the hill are back on.  Tension mounts as you approach the site wondering if it’s going to be an all nighter.  That’s the situation we faced last week with a fairly new and reliable rig.  What happened wasn’t a new experience but an unexpected one for a sight that’s fairly sealed from critters.  The transmitter came back on thankfully but snake was beyond repair.