Bison Survives Direct Lightning Strike, Earns Name ‘Sparky’

Sparky the lightning surviving bison was struck in 2013 at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. He was spotted by a wildlife biologist doing routine health checks on the herd. According to the USFWS, “During a survey in late July 2013, she noticed a bull standing by himself. When she took a closer look …

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