More news of the weird….

22 pregnant cows met their maker yesterday when a single bolt of lightning struck the oak tree under which the doomed cows were hanging out.

Florida, the lightning capital of the nation, lived up to its reputation when 20 prized, pregnant cows were killed by a bolt that hit an oak tree they were huddled under at a north Florida farm, police said. Two others were euthanized.

“The hole in the tree was the size of a watermelon,” said Rose Mary Cameron of Clover Leaf Farm. “The ones that were under the tree did not move. They just fell over each other. They were all tangled up.”

She said two others appeared brain dead, “so the manager put them down.”

(Link via boingboing)

The Discussion: 4 Comments

that is about the weirdest thing i have ever heard!

abs x

October 10, 2003 @ 9:48 am | Comment

Somewhere, a Hindu is weeping.


October 10, 2003 @ 11:05 am | Comment

Mmmm… barbecued beef….

October 10, 2003 @ 11:44 am | Comment

The teacher always told us not to stand under a tree to get out of the rain. Now I know why.

October 11, 2003 @ 8:40 am | Comment

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