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14 Cattle Killed by Lightning

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posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 07:52 PM
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The following is the news item, a transcript of what was displayed on the local news.

They do not show the photos, but the photos were truly amazing...

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14 head of cattle, nine cows and five calves, electrocuted by lightning after a summer storm blew through Hughes' farm Tuesday morning near Chaplin. Carcasses line a barbed wire fence. Toppled by one deadly strike of electricty.


Luckily.. can you even use that term when dealing with a lightning strike?... luckily it was only 14 cattle, as many more could have been involved when looking at the photos.

I would have never guessed one strike to have this much potential.



E_T

posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 02:20 PM
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Lightning can travel long distances through power lines.
Couple months ago lightning burned 8 fuses, transformer's primaries in couple devices and one high voltage interference filtering capacitor. Distance that surge travelled through wirings was about 1 km, first victim was insulator of one phase conductor in 20kV power line. And halfway in its trip there was 20kV/400V transformer. If it would have striked directly to 400V powerline burned fuses would have been propably smallest of worries.


Here in Finland lightning killed four horses (which were under tree) just about week ago.
Also there has been cases when lightning has striked to cowshed killing tens of cows.






Beautiful, isn't it?



posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 08:44 AM
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Luckily.. can you even use that term when dealing with a lightning strike?... luckily it was only 14 cattle, as many more could have been involved when looking at the photos.


yes, you can use that word in this case, it was only 14, how many others were in the area that could be affected?



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