I've got some draconic creatures that can store and discharge/manipulate electrical energy. (think flying electric eels.) Would it be at all plausible, given the right conditions, for them to somehow get their energy from electrical storms? (I realize there are more efficient and far less dangerous ways to get the energy they'd need, like caloric intake, but well, it's a cool picture and I want to see if I can make it work in some way.)
These creatures are at least semi aquatic, so they wouldn't be throwing lightning bolts from the sky or anything.
I'd like their energy to come from an external source.
The energy they'd collect is purely for electrical powers, assume that all basic life functions are taken care of by food intake.
Lets also assume that they could somehow avoid being hit by lightning, either by sensing and avoiding or some kind of electrical manipulation protection (or whatever other hand waving is necessary)