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Fish Rain Down On Desert Town

 
            Fish rain down on desert town

Residents of a remote Australian desert town were shocked by a turn in the weather - when fish rained from the sky.

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Hundreds of small white fish, many still alive, fell over two days on Lajamanu in the Northern Territory, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Weather experts believe the fish, spangled perch, were sucked up in a thunderstorm before being dumped over the tiny town which is 326 miles from the nearest river.

Mark Kersemakers, senior forecaster at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, said: "It could have scooped the fish up to 40,000 to 50,000 feet in the air.

"Once they get up into the system they are pretty much frozen. After some period they are released."

It is the third time in less than 30 years that Lajamanu has been bombarded by falling fish, according to Northern Territory News, after reports of the phenomenon in 1974 and 2004.

Joe Ashley, 55, from Jabiru an outback town in the Northern Territory, said: "Usually fish are in the water now they are falling out of the sky what if anything bigger falls out of the sky next?

"It could be crocodiles that would be real scary."


From: Ananova
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