#1 Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway by Cincinnatus 29.08.2016 15:23

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.

Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen told The Associated Press it's not uncommon for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes but this was an unusually deadly event.

"We have not heard about such numbers before," he said Monday.

He said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.

"I don't know if there were several lighting strikes," he said. "But it happened in one moment."



http://keprtv.com/news/offbeat/lightning...rway-08-29-2016

#2 RE: Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway by algernonpj 29.08.2016 16:08

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #1

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.

Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen told The Associated Press it's not uncommon for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes but this was an unusually deadly event.

"We have not heard about such numbers before," he said Monday.

He said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.

"I don't know if there were several lighting strikes," he said. "But it happened in one moment."


http://keprtv.com/news/offbeat/lightning...rway-08-29-2016




OH DEAR ... OH DEAR

[someone had to say it]

#3 RE: Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway by katzenjammer 29.08.2016 19:00

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Most likely, something like this is caused by global warming.

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