Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Frogs Close Highway in Northern Greece

There was a flood of frogs on a highway in Greece, which has managed to close down the highway for hours. Greek officials confirmed that one of the critical northern highways was closed for a couple of hours, due to the unexpected swarm of frogs.

Thessaloniki traffic police chief, Giorgos Thanoglou, said that there were millions of frogs that had thoroughly carpeted the highway. This happened near the city of Langadas which is located around 12 miles east of Thessaloniki. Giorgos Thanoglou said that, “There was a carpet of frogs.”

According to reports, the traffic on the highway was affected due to the "flood of the frogs"; and, three car drivers skidded away from the road when they tried to swerve their car in order to avoid hitting the frogs present on the road. However, fortunately no causalities were reported.

It is still not clear as to why there was a flood of millions of frogs on the road; but, traffic police chief, Giorgos, is speculating that one of the reasons could be the lack of food at their place of habitation.

This short video (under a minute) shows a section of road under siege by the little hoppers.

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