On an Easter Sunday, Pepco said it was man's Biblical enemy that cause a power outage: an oversized serpent.
According to the utility, a big snake crawled into a circuit breaker at Crain Highway substation. The reptile became stuck in a circuit breaker, and power to 6,800 residents in Upper Marlboro was disrupted.
The power outage began at 10:45 p.m. Originally, the company projected that it would take until midnight to restore power to some areas. But by 2 p.m., Pepco said that electricity had been restored to most households. The majority of the customers affected were residential.
The snake did not survive the incident.