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Cow Struck by Lightning

Discussion in 'Social' started by Portabella, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. Portabella

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    We had a really bad electrical storm yesterday and I was on the computer as our cable went out and I wanted to look a NOAA and see when and if it was going to end. I hate storms, they scare me at times. Well, there was an ultra big flash and BOOOOMMMMM!!!!! Lost electicity over it. Well, found out that just across the street and I mean directly along the fence line a cow got struck by lightening and died right there. I feel bad for the cow, hope it died fast. But...they had to leave it there to wait for insurance man, I asked as when I looked out my front window there was a cow all distorted 30 ft at best from my window, was really disturbing. I have often thought how do cows not get struck by lightening, now I see they do.:think:
     
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    That's horrible, Portabella! Poor cow! I think I've heard it is a very quick death, but still. I hope the insurance man has gotten out there and they've been able to remove the cow from your view.
     
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    Portabella,


    Yuck, actually double yuck... Are you ok now,???? That would have upset me too. Poor cow, they really have very pretty eyes.....

    Wen
     
  5. Portabella

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    Cow is gone now. Tons more out there, I hope that never happens again. Alot of them have calves, I hope she was not a mom. Will another mother cow feed her baby if she was? Does anyone know?
     
  6. Marlene

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    I'm sure if the cow was a mama cow, the farmer will take it and make sure it's fed. I'm sure it was pretty strange to see that cow there after the strike.

    The part of Florida I live in is called the lightening capital of the world. I'm not sure how true it is, but it's said a lot. Plus there's a hell of a lot of thunderstorms and lightening. One day my husband was standing in the backyard watching a storm roll in and saw a crow take flight and get zapped mid-air. Kind of like Mother Nature's way of saying 'Get your ass inside!'
     
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    hey, bella. it's likely that another cow will let it feed, but if not the farmer can give it "formula" from a bucket with teats, lol. sorry it was traumatic for you.
    cathy
     
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    A 37 year old man was struck by lightning here and is alive and recovering he was on a golf course when it happened, im sure it was traumatic to see that poor cow, hope your day got better.
     
  9. becvan

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    That is nasty Port! I would have cried, had I seen that. Hope you are feeling better (and they removed the poor cow!)

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