Lightning killed three cows in Oregon

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On Sunday, a Baker County, Oregon rancher claimed that lightning is the culprit in the death of two of his calves and one cow.

The rancher’s son found the carcasses next to a rocky hillside of brush and grass.
The two calves were born in June.

There were no obvious signs of injury which led the family to deduce lightning as the cause of death.
Ralph Morgan, the rancher, said that he had never seen something like this. However, he can see how this probably happens occasionally, noting that thousands of cattle craze in the county during peak summer storm season.

Story via Jayson Jacoby with Baker City Herald