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A lightning storm in a mountainous area of Telemark County in Norway killed 322 reindeer this weekend. The Norwegian Institute of natural science say there are known cases of reindeer being killed by lightning but never before in such large numbers.
A bit closer to home, a single bolt of lightning killed 19 cows after they gathered underneath a tree to take shelter from a storm. Around a third of the herd were felled during the violent storm on Tuesday in Hallsville, Texas. The owner of the cows, Ashley Anderson, said she had never seen anything like it a lifetime of farming.
These lightning strikes are occurring the world over and they are getting more frequent. Hundreds of people have been killed just in the last two years.
It doesn’t make one very comfortable being outside during a rain storm.
Maybe Mother Nature is trying to tell us something.