Antelope struck by lightning


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Rembrandt
August 5, 2007, 11:31 AM
Found this on another site.....Antelope struck by lightning.


http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n318/bdu33/LightningAntelpoe.jpg

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Geno
August 5, 2007, 11:38 AM
Wow, now how odd is that?! I guess in reality it makes sense, but it isn't something I have ever pondered as being potential.

koja48
August 5, 2007, 12:39 PM
Wow! And I thought the only lightning 'Lopers had to fear were flat-shooting rifles. Found a pair of Great Gray Owls one time who had decided to consummate their relationship adjacent to a set of switches on an electrical transmission line-set power pole . . . female burned on the back, male on the front.

TehK1w1
August 5, 2007, 12:53 PM
How shocking! I bet the smell was re-volting. Watt-a way to go :p

busy_squirrel
August 5, 2007, 01:24 PM
I always figured it happened...just wondered why noone EVER found the bodies.

But now the world has begun to spin again and everything is normal...:)

zoom6zoom
August 5, 2007, 01:31 PM
Damn. Instant BBQ.

rich636
August 5, 2007, 02:31 PM
This would be a case of too much gun.

learningman
August 6, 2007, 01:41 PM
I was visting a friends ranch near Valentine Neb. about ten years back. The night I got there one heck of a storm blew through. Tons of lighting strikes. Woke up the next morning and went to check for any damage and found 32 head of cattle that had been driven into a corner of a barb wire fence. The fence was struck by lighting and it killed all 32 head. The bolt passed through the wire and then the cattle touching the wire passed it along. Now that was one big BBQ.

Deer Hunter
August 6, 2007, 02:23 PM
It'll give Remington an idea for a new hunting rifle. Maybe something in the 40 watt range?

And here's a thought: I bet a lot more of old carcusses that people find out in the wild are struck by lightening than most people think. Perhaps they are just so degraded that the casual observer couldn't tell (and didn't want to really examine) what the cause of death was. However, if an animal has been struck by lightening, no other animal will eat the meat. Not even carrion animals. So it stands to reason that if you found a dead animal in the wilderness that hasn't been touched, one shouldn't rule out the posibility of a lightening strike.

Kingcreek
August 6, 2007, 03:56 PM
However, if an animal has been struck by lightening, no other animal will eat the meat. Not even carrion animals.
I thought that was only true for cases of animal mutilations by alien entities or UFOs?

Marlin 45 carbine
August 6, 2007, 04:59 PM
have seen cattle killed by lightning, seems around 20 crowded under a large tree. they were buried so can't say about the scavengers passing over. but have burnt wood from trees that were lightning-struck, it doesn't do well.

Sistema1927
August 6, 2007, 06:11 PM
However, if an animal has been struck by lightening, no other animal will eat the meat. Not even carrion animals.

If that is the case, then what ate the hind legs off of that antelope? (Look closely at the picture, it looks as if the legs are missing below the knee joint.)

spooney
August 6, 2007, 06:18 PM
The legs are still there, you can see the hooves if you look closely.

Limeyfellow
August 8, 2007, 06:07 PM
have seen cattle killed by lightning, seems around 20 crowded under a large tree. they were buried so can't say about the scavengers passing over. but have burnt wood from trees that were lightning-struck, it doesn't do well.

I seen it once with sheep. About half a dozen ended up getting fried. Was a nasty smell. That was in Yorkshire when I was on fieldwork.

As for cows these were stood near a metal fence when it got hit by lightning.

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/images/Cows_Fence.jpg

Deer Hunter
August 8, 2007, 08:04 PM
It's a weird fact, I know, but animals struck by lightening will be left alone by the rest of the animal world. I'm not making this up.

I bet all that cattle would be hell to clean up.,

skidooman
August 9, 2007, 01:57 AM
oh wow, thats a bad time, ive actually never thought about this. but evidently it happens. I wonder how often really??

Kilgor
August 9, 2007, 02:59 AM
...female burned on the back, male on the front.

I think you have that reversed...

H&Hhunter
August 9, 2007, 12:35 PM
That is not actually a lightening strike.

That pronghorn was shot with a 120 gr NBT out of a .300 Ultramag.;)

testar77
August 9, 2007, 04:36 PM
I think you have that reversed...


Who says owls can't get a little freaky too :D

testar77
August 9, 2007, 04:38 PM
I hate double posts :)

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