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Photo of the Saturday night tornado in Butler County

douglass_042509lr1Perry Lambert was tracking the strong thunderstorm that moved from Cowley into Butler County Saturday night and captured an “elephant trunk” tornado after it touched down.

Authorities say the tornado touched down at 200th and Boyer about seven or eight miles east of Douglass and damaged outbuildings but caused no injuries.

Lambert is a law enforcement officer in Cherryvale but knows the back roads of Butler County - and he used that knowledge to get well-placed to capture the tornado with his camera.