Live Oak Tree Damaged by Lightning in Central Texas

A live oak tree in Pedernales Falls State Park, in Johnson City, Texas, was struck by lightning after a surprise storm passed through the region on Monday, July 11, according to the park’s Facebook page.

The footage shows a scar running down the length of the tree. “The bark of the tree literally exploded out from the trunk!” a caption accompanying the post read.

The National Weather Service forecasted additional storms and showers in the region on Thursday, July 14. Credit: Pedernales Falls State Park via Storyful

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