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Power firm battles ‘pesky’ peckers

IT’S NOT wind or torrential rain or indeed a terror attack that could potentially bring down West Coast power lines, causing untold devastation – it is a flock of ‘pesky’ woodpeckers which is threatening to pull the plug on household and business electricity.

The boldly-patterned migratory birds, with their chisel-like bills, are chipping away ‘day and night’ at electricity poles – with Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSE) having to take urgent remedial action to help keep the lights on.

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