Dancing Dougal embraces the elements

RAIN DANCE: Bingham Agriculture contractor Dougal Stallman on the roof of a header near Karoonda. Photo: Bingham Agriculture/Facebook.
RAIN DANCE: Bingham Agriculture contractor Dougal Stallman on the roof of a header near Karoonda. Photo: Bingham Agriculture/Facebook.

Most people would get under cover or go inside during a lightning storm. Other people, like Dougal Stallman, embrace it. 

During the storm near Karoonda, Mr Stallman climbed onto the roof of the combine harvester he was operating and performed a little jig that has now been viewed by nearly 400,000 people on the Bingham Agriculture Facebook video alone. 

Mr Stallman was harvesting barley on a property at Karoonda when he got on top of his header to do a rain dance.

The drone footage shows him busting a move while an impressive lightning display in the background from an approaching storm.

“We could see the storm and so I said to Sam Cedwick – who was filming other headers with the drone –  that I was going to get on the roof,” he said.

“The timing of it was absolutely perfect, we really couldn’t have planned for it to go any better.”

The video’s reach shocked Mr Stallman. 

“I never thought it would it would go past a couple of hundred likes and shares, but it’s gone nuts – it’s amazing,” he said. “I’ve had messages from heaps of mates, but it’s the inboxes from strangers all over the country and from around the world that I can’t believe.”

Mr Stallman said he and Mr Cedwick were hard at work planning another video, but remained tight-lipped about any details.

“The next one definitely involves a lot more planning, so hopefully we can expect it in about the next two months,” he said.