That became absolutely horrid by the end! I never saw the original thread so that all came as quite a shock to me
Although what I want to know is, what the hell was it doing up there in the first place?!
My theory is that he was tightroping across the wires, as squirrels do all the time. He somehow lost his footing and, in desperation, managed to grab the wire with his teeth. His body then swung down and hit one or more of the other wires, completing the circuit and electrocuting him. His jaws locked, and he hung there.
Someone told me, however, that wires like that are always insulated; it's way too dangerous to have bare wires strung up like that. But if that's true, then somehow his teeth managed to cut through the insulation, which seems unlikely, but those buggers have really sharp teeth, so I don't know.
One of the best things is how, after a few weeks, the jaws let go, but he managed to grab a lower wire with his claws on the way down, enabling him to hang up there a while longer by his claw. Kevin was nothing if not perserverent. Even in death, he made one last attempt, grabbed, and scored.