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6 cattle died mysteriously with swollen body in a line

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A farm owner in Queensland, Australia, recently found that his 6 cattle died and he suspected that they were poisoned. But the experts gave another explanation that the cattle were struck by lightning and died of heart disease.

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Derek Shirley, the owner of the farm, said that recently the southeast part of Queensland was attacked by a severe storm, so he didn't visit the farm for several days. Last week he went to the farm after the thunderstorm and was alarmed by the scene that 6 cattle died in the grass with the body lining up near the fence. He said that when he found them, their bodies were swollen. Shirley thought that the cattle died of poisoning.

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However, Sabrina Lomax, the expert in Animal research at the University of Sydney, inferred that the 6 cattle had touched the wire on the fence, and the lightning hit them, hurting their heart and causing death.

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It is said that a cow hit by a thunderbolt will have a heart pause and die. The scope of lightning strikes is not a point but a zone.

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Doctor Karl Kruszelnicki, the science expert from Australia Broadcasting Corporation, believed that the cattle did not suffer much pain before they die. He said that they would stay awake for 6 seconds at most and then lost consciousness.