NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Close to 10,000 people were left without power in the Outer Banks...and it was all because of one little snake.

According to spokesperson Bonita Harris with Dominion Power, a snake slithered its way into some of the company's equipment on Monday morning, causing the massive outage to 9,280 customers.

Harris says customers across parts of the Outer Banks including Colington, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head were affected.

However, crews were able to restore power within an hour.