Discussion in 'Hunting Europe' started by Foxi, Aug 29, 2016.
.....over 300 caribous/reindeers at Nationalpark Hardangervidda
Good Lord - what did this?
lightning, holy crap talk about odd.
@Red Leg and @lcq
Lightning? Wow, never heard of that many being killed!
WOW! Saw that this morning
Wow, that's incredible. We had 2 beef cows killed by lightning one summer and have seen other herds lose up to a dozen in one lightning strike, but nothing even close to 322 animals. Very sad.
Terrible news. Really bizarre.
Wow, hard to imagine a single strike would have killed that many.
That is incredible. What a shame for them.
One of the reasons to run for the low lands when you are hiking high in the rocks.
Must have been a good storm and some nice wet ground to catch so many.
Never heard of lightning killing so many animals with a strike.
The Aussies apparently have a lost a few sheep (all in one go) to lightning
Tragedy but life..
Those sheep must have broken a few Aussie hearts.
It is indeed very odd...this happened within my county..
Our wildlife people are investigating the incident..
yeah i hope @bluey isnt too depressed about that.........
What a shame. Forrest
Amazing! The power of Mother Nature can never be under estimated but I would not of even considered lightening to be the cause if not told?
Maybe, maybe not. I know nothing about this, but here's something to consider from a participant on Gary Reeder's site (an American gunsmith):
Lightning is a part of the E3 (Environmental Effects) area of Electromagnetics that I worked in for over 48 years and I have never seen a strike foot print with the number of leaders that would be required to be present to cover such a wide area. The normal strike cross sectional diameter of a normal 1.5 megavolt 25000 amp strike is about 6 inches. I would be more inclined to look for some sort of disease that strikes fast and would kill a lot of these ungulates rapidly. Perhaps anthrax or some other disease that would act within a few days. The bellies are well swollen in the picture so I suspect that they have been dead over a period of several days. Long enough for a disease to have killed that many raindeer. Just my opinion in the for what its worth department.
This is a true reflection of how powerful mother nature is! If i didn't see it i would have never believed that lightning could take out so many animals in a flash.
I don't agree with the disease comment, in my opinion if it was disease they would never had died together, surely they would have wondered off from each other a bit.
But makes you think if they weren't possibly poisoned with something really fast acting and deadly.
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