BOWLING GREEN, KY (WCMH) — A Kentucky farmer found nearly three dozen sheep dead over the weekend after lightning struck a nearby tree.
Crist Byler makes a living being a sheep farmer.
But his livelihood just got a bit harder after 31 of his sheep were killed by a lightning strike.
“The only thing you could do is clean the mess up. I mean, it’s gruesome,” Byler told WBKO.
Byler is now trying to figure out what he’s going to do next.
“I guess I have to replace them, I want to replace them, one way or the other.”
A mark at the bottom of the tree where the lightning struck serves as a reminder to Byler of Mother Nature’s deadly force.
“You just have to continue on. Just part of farming.”