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19 Cows Found Dead - Farmer Realizes Why (Photos)

You remember how you were taught never to seek shelter under a tree during an electric storm? It turns out that it's not just an old wives' tale - it's good, sound advice. Unfortunately, cows don't get it.

Animals are not having a good week. For the third time, a lightning bolt hit a tree and wiped out an entire herd of animals. This most recent incident happened in Texas, leaving a group of cows dead. The animals were seeking shelter beneath the tree during the storm.

"All of a sudden, a lightning bolt came down and the cows just fell. In the blink of an eye a lightning bolt, and there was lightning everywhere, but just one (bolt) and it was over," said a stunned witness to KLTV.

A total of 19 cows were killed instantly. The cows were worth near $40,000.

The day before the Texas cow incident, an even more catastrophic bolt took the lives of over 300 reindeer in Norway. A few days before that, 38 sheep were killed in India in an electrical storm. The poor, uninsured farmer was devastated by the loss of 1/3 of his entire herd.

Source: Telegraph
Photo: Telegraph/Victor Benson, Telegraph

Freak accident kills farmer's herd of cows and group of reindeer.

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