Don’t Stand Under a Tree When It Rains (VIDEO)

Lightning tends to strike the tallest object in the vicinity, so if it is a lone tree and there is lightning and thunder around you, avoid it. Having said that, sometimes you don’t get a lot of choice. We were moving cattle one day over an 8000 foot pass, miles from home, when a thunderstorm rolled in. We let the cattle sit and took shelter under a big fir tree until the storm passed. Lightning was intense, you would see a flash followed immediately by extremely loud thunder. Since there was really no place we could retreat to that wasn’t either in an open meadow, where we would have been the tallest objects, or in the trees, which were taking hits, about al we could do was wait and hope the law of averages stayed in our favor.