Residents in one Northern Virginia community were left rat-tled after a rodent wiped out their power on Friday.
Over 1,500 residents in the Tysons, Virginia, area experienced the outage at night, according to WUSA-TV.
Peggy Fox, a spokesperson for Dominion Energy in Northern Virginia, revealed the cause of the outage on Twitter: a pesky little, curious critter.
Fox wrote that the outage was due to a rat “that infiltrated a piece of equipment” and caused an outage that left 1,588 customers in the dark.
The outage was resolved after just over an hour, Fox wrote.
Power Outage in Tysons area tonight was caused by a rat that infiltrated a piece of equipment.
1,588 customers lost power.
All customers restored in 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Thanks to our⚡️line-workers who safely & quickly made those repairs. #Safety1st
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) September 24, 2022
Twitter users joked about the outage and the rat’s involvement on Saturday.
The power of splinter
— Antoine Burton (@AntoineBurton10) September 24, 2022
— Rob from Maryland 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 (@Mammuthus_) September 24, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.