45 Cattle Killed by Single Lightning Strike on Montana Ranch

A single lightning bolt killed 45 Black Angus cattle — including cows, calves and a prize bull — that were hunkered under some crabapple trees during a thunderstom on a ranch near Darby, Mont. July 14. “No one had ever heard of so many cattle being killed by lightning like that,” rancher Jean Taylor said. “We have eight or 10 cows left in our herd.” Ravalli Republic.