INTERNATIONAL: More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

By Yahoo News

fa6bdcbeca29b9930a98a573cae1270915f90d33YAHOO NEWS – More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date.

The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe’s largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely.

Television footage showed the animals’ dead bodies lying close together on the ground.

“There were very strong storms in the area on Friday. The animals stay close together in bad weather and these ones were hit by lightning,” an official from the Norwegian Environment Agency, Kjartan Knutsen, told AFP.

Reindeer are social creatures and usually move in packs.

“It’s unusual. We’ve never seen anything like this on this scale,” Knutsen said.

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4 comments

  1. Santa will have to go with another option this year...

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  2. Just hope none of that meat gets on supermarket shelves!

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  3. They would say lightning but it's the end if time revelation revealed they even called it global warming or climate change to fool us grow up people the time is now

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  4. I Wouldnt want to stick around for that stench!

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