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a lot of people are killed by lightning every year, done some looking up and says when lightning strikes and it strikes sending like a spider web through the ground, could be fences but all the cows probably wasn’t at the fence. What do y’all think
 

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a lot of people are killed by lightning every year, done some looking up and says when lightning strikes and it strikes sending like a spider web through the ground, could be fences but all the cows probably wasn’t at the fence. What do y’all think
It will have been step voltage that killed them as quadrupeds are more susceptible to potential differences. I did a lightning protection course a few years ago and I find the subject very interesting.

There was quite a well known incident in the UK when two race horses were electrocuted by a damaged buried cable: BBC Sport - Horse Racing - Newbury horse racing deaths blamed on electrocution - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/9395743.stm
 

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Under a tree gets you scalded with hot sap if you are lucky !
Wearing your wellies is also protection from "Dodgy farm 3 phase !"
 
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Google step potential.

Same effect happens if a HV line falls from a pylon to the floor
 
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