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Flood of frogs shuts down major Greek highway

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours.

Thessaloniki traffic police chief Giorgos Thanoglou says "millions" of the amphibians covered the tarmac Wednesday near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki.

"There was a carpet of frogs," he said.

Authorities closed the highway after three car drivers skidded off the road trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.

Thanoglou said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20100526/EU.ODD.Greece.Frog.Closure/

Ew.

by on May. 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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Joqui
by Joqui on May. 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM

eewww

lanceandhailey
by Bronze Member on May. 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Aww, I wouldn't want to run them over either.

catamaran1234
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Oh no that is so gross!

There is a place somewhere that has these red crabs that literally take over the town for about a week. They damage car tires etc...

It is kind of interesting how powerful nature can be.

DangerDarling
by Fabulous on May. 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Just another sign of the impending apocalypse ...

catamaran1234
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2010 at 5:34 PM

This is a picture of the red crabs on Christmas island. I think the frogs are more skeevy though.

Joqui
by Joqui on May. 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM

can't see the picture :(

Quoting catamaran1234:

This is a picture of the red crabs on Christmas island. I think the frogs are more skeevy though.


stormcris
by Christy on May. 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM

awe neat

catamaran1234
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

how about this

survivorinohio
by René on May. 26, 2010 at 7:34 PM

My mother made some connections between the apocalypse and things like these frogs...


                                                 

   
                                             

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong, because sometime in life you will have been one or all of these. George Washington Carver

Malapertinent
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Exodus:3 talks about it.

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