July 28, 2017 11:20 am

PEI farmer mourns 10 cows lost to lightning storm

FILE: Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015.

Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

A PEI farmer says he is trying to move on after 10 of his prized cows were struck dead by lightning.

Blair Henry says he was stunned when he walked out to his pasture last Saturday and found four calves and six cows laying dead in his field.

READ MORE: Expect more ‘extreme and unusual’ weather in 2017: report

He says the animals had few marks on them, but that some appeared to have been tossed over a fence by the powerful lightning storm.

He estimates the loss of animals he considered his pets will cost about $15,000 dollars.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.