Even cattle generally know better than this guy:
Ryan Cross, 34, from Nampa, Idaho, was left with a vicious red scar down his torso after the bolt entered the top of his head and exited through the base of his back.
Mr Cross was hit by lightning during a camping trip with friends near Idaho City, when he got caught in a storm while riding his four-wheeler.
So what did he do? Why, he took refuge under a tree. This is not the kind of thing most folks would want to be known for. Sadly, his genes have already sullied the pool.