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Sheep carcass after a storm blasted France  ; In the PN Mercantour August 5, 2006 more than 200 sheep were struck by lightning during a summer hailstorm of unprecedented violence in the Col de la Bonnette at lake level to 2400 m Eissaupres Upper Ubaye. This massacre is probably due to the fact that the animals were massed against one another when the lightning struck. 

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Domestic animal / Domestic mammal / Ovine (domestic) / Sheep (Ovis aries)

Behavior / Death / Corpse

Animal use and care / Livestock


Europe / European Union / France / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur / Mercantour National Park

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Europe / European Union / France / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur / Hautes-Alpes 05

Natural resources use / Agriculture / Agricultural activity / Animal breeding

World mountain and summit / Alps (Range)

Enumeration / Group

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Physical phenomenon / Lightning / Lightning strike

Area / Mountain / Lawn and alpine meadow

Natural resources use / Agriculture / Agriculture type / Outdoor breeding

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Artiodactyla / Bovidae / Ovis

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