It’s raining fish in northern Mexico. Yes, fish.

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Rare Critters - No comments

First earthquakes.

Now fish falling from the sky.

What’s next for Mexico? Please not locusts.

“Curious case in Tampico,” the civil defence agency for the state of Tamaulipas posted on Facebook this week, “where there was a slight rain that included small fish that literally fell from the sky.”

Photos show small fish gathered up in a bag and another dead on a sidewalk.

 

It’s a thing. Seriously.

Scientists have documented it all over the world.

It’s most usually attributed to tornadoes passing over water, which create waterspouts that suck up whatever is underneath it including fish.

Then, as the tornado moves over land and the windspeed drops, so do the fish.

Voila: Sky fish.

Photos Protección Civil Tamaulipas/Facebook

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