YouTube / Rich Redman
One poor unsuspecting cow was just minding its own business and chewing its cud when seemingly out of nowhere – a lightning bolt shot straight down from the sky and struck it.
The Creekside 66 convenience store in Albion, Idaho had a security camera positioned to capture a set of pumps at the corner of their filling station. This camera just so happened to also catch the pasture across the road where a herd of cattle was grazing.
Everything appears normal at the beginning of the footage. The sky is a bit overcast, but nothing else indicated that a storm was brewing.
In a split second, a flash hits the screen when lightning shoots down. For a few frames of footage, the camera’s lens is distorted by the immense light from the bolt.
When everything comes back into focus and the dust settles, the cow – which was killed – falls over onto the ground.
See the full security video below.