Nutria Rats…and Fiber

Ok, so it’s NOT Nutria…but Beaver is the as good as it gets in Arkansas.

A beaver took a nibble out of a fiber optic cable northeast of Hope and knocked out telephones and other services to part of southwest Arkansas. Rain washed away soil that had covered the line about 10 miles from Hope and the beaver bit through it early Wednesday.

Apparently having aerial fiber doesn’t necessarily save your precious fiber from the attack of the monstrous animals. According to the mas knowledgeable Dirk van der Woude, crows attack fiber in Tokyo and people are worried about rats getting into fiber in ductwork.

Beware the critters!