okokok...calm down.............calm............calm............ let me explain my case dear 20 years experience high voltage cable guy.

this is my case for a ground strike, repeat,

**ground strike**
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ok. that should be enough.

when your feet are equidistant away from the point of strike, they are standing on the same equipotential line. eg, position A. since there isn't any voltage gradient, no current flows through the legs, meaning, no harm.

but if the feet and point of strike are collinear, it means that the feet are standning in different equipotential lines, creating a voltage gradient. therefore, ZAP!!! current flows through them.

for the case of a cow, their legs are even further, therefore creating an even larger voltage gradient, a even more deadly one. i did some simple calculations. around a one foot interval, the change in potential can amount to few thousands volts(so the numbers i put in my diagram are kind of off, but the idea is there).

get it?

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