If you’ve ever wondered why people say it isn’t a good idea to seek shelter under a tree during a thunder storm, then look no further than this footage of a tree getting destroyed by a lightning bolt. One second everything looks fine and dandy; then in an instant the entire forest turns into a burning inferno as the tree explodes.

All you hunters take note – if you’re in a tree stand and lightning hits, you’re only tempting the inevitable by not getting down as quickly as possible.

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