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VIDEO: 31 sheep killed by lightning strike at Kentucky farm

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."

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