Fish fall from sky with rain in northern Mexico

According the US Library of Congress, it's a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times. Scientists believe that tornadoes over water _ known as waterspouts _ could be responsible for sucking fish into the air where they are blown around until being released to the ground.

By: AP | Mexico City | Published: September 28, 2017 8:39 am
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Civil defense officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky. Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish. Photos posted on the agency’s Facebook page show four small fish in a bag and another on a sidewalk.

According the US Library of Congress, it’s a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times. Scientists believe that tornadoes over water _ known as waterspouts _ could be responsible for sucking fish into the air where they are blown around until being released to the ground.

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