I was just looking at the BBC news website and saw that six cows in Australia were struck by lightning (well, the fence line they were up against).

Picture from the BBC site is NSFW, so here’s a filler pic.

An Australian farmer has found six cows lying dead in a row, in what experts have attributed to a lightning strike.

The animals were discovered next to a barbed-wire fence on a paddock in Queensland last week, a few days after a heavy storm.

The cows’ owner, Derek Shirley, said he was “stunned” by the find.

Unfortunate word to use.

Dr Sabrina Lomax, a livestock expert from Sydney University, said she believed all six animals had been touching the fence when they died.

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No sh1t Sherlock

“In these sort of freak accidents, it was just an inconvenient placement of the animals in regards to the [lightning] strike,” said Dr Lomax, an animal behaviour and welfare researcher.

Erm, duh.

“They would have died instantly from a massive heart attack.”

Mr Shirley, whose farm is about 70km (40 miles) south of Brisbane, said he initially thought the cows had been poisoned.

“You just do not see them all lined up against the fence,” Mr Shirley said.

Well Mr Shirley, you clearly do.

“You could nearly run a ruler on them.”

Ye’, because they were up against a wire fence, which tend to be rather straight.

Science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki said the cows may have been shocked when the lightning hit the ground.

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Really Doctor, did you need a doctorate to come up with that?

What’s your doctorate in? Stating the obvious!?

“The electric field goes in through their back legs, through the body… and they have a heart attack,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

In 2016, more than 300 reindeer were killed in a lightning storm in Norway.

I’m sorry for the farmer and the cows that unfortunately died from this event.

The news though.

They just wanted to add it into the cycle but didn’t have much to say because let’s be honest, there isn’t much to say.

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