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Lightning strike kills 23 cows instantly after bolt struck metal fence they were standing next to as disturbing footage captures aftermath

  • Disturbing footage shows dead cows stretched out in row following Texas storm
  • The animals had burn marks on their stomachs, according to rancher Woody
  • A total of 15 cows & eight calves were found dead a few days after storm ended

Disturbing footage shows the aftermath of a lightning storm on a farm in Texas. 

The carcasses of dead cows can be seen lined up in a row along a fence, after the farm animals were killed in a late August storm.

The animals can be seen with scorch marks on their stomachs, and presumably died when lighting struck the metal meshing on the fence. 

Disturbing footage shows the aftermath of a lightning storm on a farm in Texas

 

The carcasses of dead cows can be seen lined up in a row along a fence, after the farm animals were killed in a late August storm

The carcasses of dead cows can be seen lined up in a row along a fence, after the farm animals were killed in a late August storm

The video shows one of the cow’s bodies stretched out more towards the middle of the field on the ranch outside Annona in Red River County, Texas. 

The camera then pans to show a row of bodies lined up by a fence.

Rancher Bobby Woody III said the lighting bolt was so strong, it jolted one cow away from the flock. 

The animals can be seen with scorch marks on their stomachs, and presumably died when lighting struck the metal meshing on the fence

The animals can be seen with scorch marks on their stomachs, and presumably died when lighting struck the metal meshing on the fence

The camera then pans to show a row of bodies lined up by a fence

The camera then pans to show a row of bodies lined up by a fence

The sad sight shows the bloated cows' carcasses covered in flies, some with their legs sticking up into the air

The sad sight shows the bloated cows’ carcasses covered in flies, some with their legs sticking up into the air

‘When the lightning hit, it had such strong voltage, it basically jolted one cow in the middle of the field,’ Woody wrote on Facebook. 

The sad sight shows the bloated cows’ carcasses covered in flies, some with their legs sticking up into the air.  

Bobby Woody III said he made the grim discovery a few days after the storm had passed. 

He added it was one of the ‘wildest and craziest’ things he had ever witnessed. 

A total of 15 cows and eight calves were found dead.   

 

 

 

 



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