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.
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.
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.
When I lived in Brazil two football teams in a town near me were nearly all killed by a single strike - the rest of the players were in a bad way also. It can & does happen. Mind you the lightning in the tropics is something special - more powerful than I've seen elewhere!