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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #1195
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...kill by lighting....

Originally Posted by Ducksbane View Post
As a, now part time, sheep and cattle farmer I think that lightning is by far the most likely explanation. I've seen cattle killed by lighting and they are in a little group just like that. I guess out on the steppes there is nothing much else sticking up very high either to attract lightning.

I also remember being told that a really bad place to be during a lighting storm is riding a horse. Probably not a good idea to be standing next to a group of cattle either.
Cattle are very susceptible to kill by lighting. read all about it:
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