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Antelope struck by lightning

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Rembrandt, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

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    Found this on another site.....Antelope struck by lightning.


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  2. Geno
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    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.
     
  3. koja48

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    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.
     
  4. TehK1w1

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    How shocking! I bet the smell was re-volting. Watt-a way to go :p
     
  5. busy_squirrel

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    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...:)
     
  6. zoom6zoom

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    Damn. Instant BBQ.
     
  7. rich636

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    This would be a case of too much gun.
     
  8. learningman

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    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.
     
  9. Deer Hunter

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    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.
     
  10. Kingcreek

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    I thought that was only true for cases of animal mutilations by alien entities or UFOs?
     
  11. Marlin 45 carbine

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    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.
     
  12. Sistema1927

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    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.)
     
  13. spooney

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    The legs are still there, you can see the hooves if you look closely.
     
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    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.

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  15. Deer Hunter

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    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.,
     
  16. skidooman

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    oh wow, thats a bad time, ive actually never thought about this. but evidently it happens. I wonder how often really??
     
  17. Kilgor

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    I think you have that reversed...
     
  18. H&Hhunter

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    That is not actually a lightening strike.

    That pronghorn was shot with a 120 gr NBT out of a .300 Ultramag.;)
     
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    Who says owls can't get a little freaky too :D
     
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    I hate double posts :)
     
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