A QUEENSLAND farmer says the death of six cattle found lying in a row along a fence line on his property is a warning about the dangers of lightning strikes.
Derek Shirley discovered the dead animals two days after a storm at his mother’s property in Beaudesert last month.
Three calves and three cows, worth approximately $10,000, were all dead following a lightning strike.
Mr Shirley said it was the first time he’d encountered a lethal lightning strike.
“The storm was on the Monday afternoon and at about 6pm there was one hell of a bang,” Mr Shirley told AAP.
“We’re lucky there weren’t 50 of them there. It hopefully gives everyone a bit of a wake up call about the dangers of being outside in a storm.”