It' pretty amazing, but the main connections are fairly covered by plastic
and there was enough space behind the breakers that this three foot long
gray rat snake could actually hide completely. All that "stuff" that you see
in the panel are remains. When I finally coax him out he climbed straight up
the wall and was heading for the rafters above so I had to loose my camera
as I needed both hands to grab him and guide him out the door.
An electrical inspector once told me of an installation in a barn
where a small section of Romex a couple of inches long had a section
where ALL the insulation had "dissappeared" -- the outer jacket AND
the insulation on the hot an neutral conductors.
The spacing between the conductors had been maintained, so no short
had occurred, but he marvelled over how there was no sign of any
mouse carcuses near by.
"Never ascribe to malice what can equally be explained by incompetence."
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