Next time you find yourself in the woods during a thunderstorm, don't run for the cover of tall trees.
The accompanying footage provides explosive visual proof of why this is potentially life-saving advice.
A security camera in North Jackson, Tennessee, captured the violent lightning strike Tuesday afternoon.
We've provided a red arrow in the image posted below, pointing to what looks to be a lightning bolt running the down length of a large tree trunk (watch the footage carefully between 4-5 seconds).
Viewers can also see sap exploding, bark being stripped from the tree, and leaves floating to the ground in the aftermath of the strike.
"It's an important reminder not to seek shelter under a tree when thunderstorms approach," states KRTV News.
But if you happen to find yourself in the woods with no vast clearings, a public health advisory warns, "look for an area of shorter trees."
People also are advised, obviously, to steer clear of metal pipes, fences, or any tall objects that could serve as lightning rods.
--Note: A version of this post appears at GrindTv.com