JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you are one of the thousands of JEA customers who lost power Wednesday morning, you can blame a snake.

Thousands of people lost power around 3 a.m. from Orange Park to the Westside to Ortega.

JEA told First Coast News that the reason for the outage was due to a snake that got fried along with a transformer.

Power was restored around 5 a.m.