323 Reindeer Found Dead After Being Struck by Lightning
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 08.29.16
A lightning strike is said to be the cause of hundreds of reindeer being found dead in the Norwegian mountain region of Hardangervidda.
The pile of dead deer was discovered by a game warden in Telemark County. It was reported by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, that there were around 323 deer found dead and were all found within a radius of around 50-80 meters according to Knut Nylend in a sputnik news article.
— Thorsten Fege (@thfege) August 28, 2016
Although mass deaths like this are unlikely, it’s surprisingly not uncommon for herds of cattle and deer to be killed by lightning strikes. It would be a very eerie occurrence to stumble upon a mass death of this proportion, however.