Rain of Fish Hits Aussie Desert Town

Lajamanu is 326 miles from nearest river
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2010 6:25 AM CST
The arid Australian outback is a strange place for fish.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Forget about cats and dogs—it literally rained fish for two days in one tiny, landlocked Australian town. Meteorologists say the spangled perch likely got sucked up by a thunderstorm, frozen, then dropped above the town, the Telegraph reports. Local records say it is the third time the town, Lajamanu, has been hit in 30 years. Many of the small white fish were still alive. "What if anything bigger falls out of the sky next?" one man asks. "It could be crocodiles."

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