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BenedictKay
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Post by BenedictKay » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Lightning Kills More Than 60 Cows in Chile
Published: Apr 9, 2014, 7:21 AM EDT Associated Press

A herd of cattle carcasses skirt a tree on a ranch in Rio Bueno, Chile. (AP/Radio San Jose de Alcudia)

SANTIAGO, Chile — Ranchers in southern Chile say a series of lightning strikes has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows, costing them thousands of dollars.

Storms on Sunday spawned the strikes in south-central Chile. Worst hit was a ranch in Los Rios owned by Cecil Fourt, who says 54 of his cows were killed by lightning and another one was blinded. Another rancher, Claudio Toledo, says nine of his cows sheltering under a tree were struck and killed.

The El Austral newspaper reported Tuesday that workers were digging a deep pit to bury the cattle.

http://www.weather.com/news/lightning-k ... e-20140409

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ABIII
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Post by ABIII » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:05 pm

those were some near and scary strikes in our area,
lucky it was only cows.
( and lucky they weren't mine!)

a few days later, I heard an interesting conversation regarding unscrupulous butchers in the Cochamo to Ralun area who sometimes butcher animals that have died (for any reason other than being slaughtered properly). As butchers in the countryside often sell informally, there is an element of risk involved for the unwary.
A true buyer beware issue.
Based in Chile - 1990
Lake District - 2009

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