Lightning strike zaps more than 100 geese dead in Idaho 'freak accident'

Lightning strike zaps more than 100 geese dead in Idaho 'freak accident'
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More than 110 dead geese have rained from the sky after an electrical storm in Idaho.

Golf-ball-sized hail and lightning struck the region on Saturday night (local time), leading to what wildlife officials are calling a "freak accident".

Experts believe it likely a bolt of lightning killed the entire flock, not the hail - sending them all plummeting into a carpark at the same time.

"Hail would have injured the geese," Idaho Department of Fish and Game coordinator James Brower told Fox News, but added "they'd still be alive".

"All of these were dead. When the officer arrived, nothing was moving or twitching."

Only around 50 birds were first thought to be dead, until another 61 were found on a warehouse roof nearby.

"Mother nature is sometimes cruel to the wildlife kingdom," Mr Brower said.

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