The incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon 35 km from Lyon, could have turned out to be more serious.
The deer was saved.
After missing his target, a hunter saw his bullet go towards an electricity pylon.
The pellets cut one of the 63,000 volt cables, reports Le Progrès.
The line fell to the ground near a house, which could have had some unfortunate consequences if a walker or someone else had been nearby.
The inhabitants of Chambost-Allières (Rhône) and the surrounding area, however, were not deprived of electricity since another line immediately took over, said RTE, network manager.
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