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1 October 1973 ELECTROCUTION OF A CARIBOU HERD CAUSED BY LIGHTNING IN CENTRAL ALASKA
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Fifty-three caribou (Rangifer tarandus) were electrocuted by lightning in the Alaska Range in early June 1972. A giant Lichtenberg pattern, found engraved onto the Arctc tundra terrain at the kill site, is described. It is estimated that an event of this type would be expected to occur in Alaska at a frequency of once every several decades.

SHAW and NEILAND: ELECTROCUTION OF A CARIBOU HERD CAUSED BY LIGHTNING IN CENTRAL ALASKA
GLENN E. SHAW and KENNETH A. NEILAND "ELECTROCUTION OF A CARIBOU HERD CAUSED BY LIGHTNING IN CENTRAL ALASKA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 9(4), (1 October 1973). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-9.4.311
Received: 15 April 1973; Accepted: ; Published: 1 October 1973
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