Big Bang Machine Shut Down By Small Mammal

Large Hadron Collider temporarily offline from weasel or marten bite

Large Hadron Collider Atlas experiment detector

Large Hadron Collider Atlas experiment detector

A technician works on the Atlas experiment detector at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN in this image dated 2007.CERN

Either way, it will likely take at least several days for the problem to be fixed, and the accelerator isn't likely to resume experiments until May. As for the poor creature: RIP. Here's hoping that it wasn't actually a time traveler sent back from an apocalyptic future where talking animals rule a ruined earth, who was intending to sabotage the LHC to prevent said apocalypse.