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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
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.
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