According to WA Today, the pair of kookaburra birds got a little too rowdy with one another atop a power line running through the suburb of Perth. The love birds’ commotion caused a mass power outage leaving 1,000 homes in the dark.

This love story cut short was witnessed by a local man walking his dog in the afternoon of the incident. The witness told authorities that he saw the birds mating at the top of a power pole right at the neighbourhood’s corner of Albion Place and Fair Lane Drive.

He described “two big blue flashes” and loud bangs before seeing the birds drop to the ground. Right after, the power in the neighbourhood went out. Passion proved fatal for these love birds.