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By: Laura Moss on Sept. 1, 2010, 12:05 p.m.
A frog hides in rain-soaked leaves.

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Raining animals

The sky may not rain cats and dogs, but it has been known to rain frogs, fish and other animals. This rare meteorological phenomenon has been reported in many countries throughout history with many occurring in recent years. The animals most likely to fall from the sky are fish, frogs and birds, but there have been reports of worms and spiders raining down as well. Fish fell from the sky in Australia's Northern Territory Feb. 25-26, 2010; frogs rained down on Hungary on June 18-20, 2010; and worms dropped on Jennings, Louisiana, on July 11, 2007.

Some of these incidents occur after tornadoes or storms. Scientists have hypothesized that the creatures are picked up and carried for several miles. However, there have been some reports of animal rainfall occurring in good weather.