Ananova – Frogs rain down on Serbia — These stories never stop coming!

Traffic came to a halt and locals fled inside after thousands of frogs fell from the sky onto a Serbian village. Residents in Odzaci told local daily Blic they thought the world was coming to an end.

Aleksandar Ciric said: “I saw all these small frogs just start raining down. There were thousands of them.”

Another villager, Caja Jovanovic, added: “This huge ‘cloud’ seemed to come out of nowhere and its shape and colour looked very strange.



  1. JimR says:

    Well, obviously we get the cats and dogs here, so Serbia gets the frogs.

    (John, add some stormy clouds to the picture. It’s supposed to be raining.) ;)

  2. Fred Flint says:

    Alas! Poor Kermit, I knew him well!

  3. Gary Marks says:

    The local Serbian weather report even predicted “partly cloudy with a 30% chance of raining frogs,” so the only people who look foolish are the ones who went outside without their frog-repellent umbrellas.

    In other news, Jesus has once again turned the Easter Bunny’s noxious turds into delicious candy treats. All hail the miracle of the Easter Eggs!

  4. natefrog says:

    #3: It actually does happen from time to time in the US; look it up. And the reason frogs were picked up is likely due to their being on top of the water. Tornado winds generally don’t extend below ground/sea level, hence why no fish were picked up (although fish have been picked up before). Doppler radar wouldn’t have helped understand what was going on, its resolution isn’t fine enough to resolve or distinguish between frogs and rain (nevermind the fact the radar does not see anything below a +0.5 degree tilt from the radar).

    At the end of the day, which is more plausible: a tornado swirling the toads into the sky, or “divine intervention” as you seem to imply?

  5. Scientific answer is quite clear once you see the actual (tiny) size of the frogs involved, easily sucked up in the air:

    Zabe iz Odzaka (En. Frogs from the Odzaci)

  6. Raff says:

    A tornado ? Ha..

    Its was obviously Gods work. God sent them an Easter Miracle.

    Frogs..

    Happy Easter.

  7. BubbaRay says:

    In a west Texas oilfield near Crane, TX just after a tornado passed by, my brother watched in awe as over 1,000 boots and shoes rained from the sky. Some of those boots cost well over $500 a pair back then. The bad news — no one could find a matching pair. True story.

  8. mark says:

    Bubba, now if only we could get it to hit the local brewery, now that would truly be a miracle. If you didnt get knocked out by a tall boy.

  9. BubbaRay says:

    9, mark, don’t forget when you work in the ‘field, you wear a hardhat. Just watch out for the kegs. Bring on that Easter miracle now !! :)

  10. V says:

    Magnolia, anyone?

  11. estacado says:

    Why is there always an absence of pictures to accompany these stories?