Lightning during a recent thunderstorm appears to have killed six cows in Queensland, Australia last week, the Beaudesert Times reports. The cows were discovered days after the storm — dead and bloated, lined up against a metal fence. The bizarre incident is a reminder that while lightning strikes may be rare, they’re also deadly — particularly for big animals like cows.
The ranch owner’s son, Derek Shirley, discovered the four cows and two calves when he surveyed the property after the storm. The cows had been dead for enough time to have puffed up and rolled onto their sides with their legs in the air. But none had any marks on them, Shirley told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The timing made lightning a likely suspect….