Woodpecker pecks & destroys power pole

How much wood can a woodpecker peck?

Turns out it can be a LOT!

A Washington state utility customer recently noticed something peculiar about a power pole.

It was extremely damaged by a woodpecker, so they called Snohomish County PUD to report the damage.

But when crews arrived to check it out, the pole was so damaged it had to be replaced right away.



We are so lucky our customer called in when they did,” the agency said in a Facebook post.

Officials weren’t sure how long the pecking was going on, they said on Twitter.

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