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'Raining Fish' Explained: Storm Brings in Fish Falling From Sky in Rare Texas Phenomenon

Times of India | 01/01/2022 03:59 PM | Click to read full article

Fish fell from the sky in Texarkana, Texas Wednesday in a rare example of the "animal rain" phenomenon.  Over the years, fish, frogs, bats, snakes, birds and more have been reported to fall from the sky.

Animal rain occurs when small animals get swept up in waterspouts, which form when storm clouds swirl to create a tornado-like column of moving, cloud-filled wind over a body of water.