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Thread: Lightning kills 323 reindeer

  1. #1
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


  2. #2
    That's pretty awful

    I wonder if they'll be cleared away, or if they'll be left where they fell
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

  3. #3
    Looks a bit iffy to me.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

  4. #4
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

  5. #5
    Still not convinced, we slept in an Ally caravan this weekend in the forest, had an almighty lightning storm over five hours in duration, not seen anything to indicate the mass eradication pictured in the vid link.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

  6. #6
    Several thousand reported as dying in Siberia due to an outbreak of anthrax caused by the thawing of 75 year old carcass because of extremely warm conditions this year.

    What's the weather been like in Norway this summer?

  7. #7
    Not seen a report of what the plan is yet - move or leave them. Very unusual event!

    finnbear Could be a local hunter has tooled himself up with a Death-Ray or fixed a chain gun to his quad. But my money's on lightning.
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


  8. #8
    Not that unusual to find odd dead sheep/cattle near to hill fences in this country where lightening has struck the fence further up.

    If the deer were huddled together in a hollow to shelter from storm can see how it would be possible, althou still a freak occurance

    It might depend how accessable they are. I'd imagine may be fairy inaccessable to have numbers like that, guessing far north into wilderness.
    Prob be a heli job to remove them so depend if they're willing to pay for it+ dealing/rendering the carcass's after wards.
    Last edited by countrryboy; 29-08-2016 at 16:24.

  9. #9
    I have seen this happen to cattle here in Montana. It's almost a given when a storm passes there is going to be at least one or two that gets hit. Flopped on their side with all four legs straight out is a sure sign of a strike, sometimes a hole burned in them from a direct hit. Saw one years ago on my sisters ranch that was dead on his feet, young bull standing in front of the gate and wouldn't move when I drove up. As I walked up I could start to smell the decay and then saw the hole in the middle of his back.

  10. #10
    Finnbear, what looks "iffy?" I cannot imagine - so please tell me.

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