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What? Fish falls from sky during rain; bizarre incident caught on cam

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 January 2022, 12:55 IST
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Have you ever heard of it raining fish? Maybe yes or maybe not. But this rare incident took place in Texarkana in East Texas. As per reports, people have witnessed small fish falling from the sky during a rainstorm this week.

Isn’t it sound bizarre? According to USA Today, the raining fish phenomenon is called ‘animal rain’ that happens when small water animals like crabs, frogs, or small fish are swept into waterspouts.

This rare phenomenon was witnessed by a local around 4:30 pm last Wednesday. He saw that fish are falling from the sky for a few minutes as storms moved through the area.

James Audirsh revealed that he and his co-worker, Bradd Pratt, heard a loud noise and when they came to see it they found fish from the sky.

“There was a loud crack of thunder and when we opened up the bay door. I looked outside and it was raining real hard and a fish hit the ground, and then I said, ‘It’s raining fish!’ Brad was like, ‘No it’s not,’ and I’m like, ‘No, it really is!’ and fish were droppin’ here and everywhere, ” Audirsch told News Nation Now.

This unbelievable incident was later posted by the City of Texarkana on Facebook along with a caption, “2021 is pulling out all the tricks… including raining fish in Texarkana today. 🌧🐟 And no, this isn’t a joke. Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small water animals like frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept up in waterspouts or drafts that occur on the surface of the earth. They are then rained down at the same time as the rain. While it’s uncommon, it happens, as evidenced in several places in Texarkana today. So, show us your fishy pics! And please, for the sake of everyone, let’s tiptoe into 2022 as quietly as possible.”

Check out the viral post:


Netizens have gone crazy after seeing the post. The City of Texarkana’s post has received 1.3k likes, 3.2k shares, and over 500 comments on Facebook.

One of the users said, “Oh wow that’s crazy.”

Another said, “No need to "go fishing" here in East Texas. Just walk outside and pick them up in your yard.”

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First published: 4 January 2022, 12:55 IST