Thousands of Winnipeggers were briefly without power Monday morning and Manitoba Hydro said it’s all because of a bird.

Hydro told CTV News a crow came into contact with equipment and caused an outage that affected 2,000 customers. 

The outage began at 7:45 a.m. and impacted customers from Polo Park west to Moorgate Street between Ness and Portage Avenues. Power was restored half an hour later.

Hydro said they see a number of animal-related outages every month, with squirrels, raccoons, geese and crows named as the main culprits.