A perhaps less obvious question, which we now pose to you: What's the best caption for pics of this 'prank'?
My suggestion was, "The poetics of twain rodentia and power lines." The editor didn't like that. He likes something more like, "Someone tied a mouse to a rat and sent them skyward." [Ed. See headline.]
Well now, dear Reader, how would you caption it?
(Note: One does not necessarily condone this practice. One could also not not take a picture. Moreover, one wonders how much longer they'll be hanging there despite phone calls requesting their deposition. One could depose them oneself, sure, but one is only 66.5" tall on a good day, in boots. Plus, umm, plague or whatever.)