One unusual phenomenon was that a rain of fish hit a city in east Texas late last year.
Forget cats and dogs, it was raining fish in Texarkana on Wednesday December 29th when a rare weather event occurred – one that literally nobody had on their 2021 bingo card. As ABC reports, City officials posted a weather warning on Facebook to alert locals to the fact that it “rained fish” during the weekday rainstorms in East Texas.
“Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small aquatic animals such as frogs, crabs and small fish are carried away in gargoyles or drafts that appear on the surface of the earth. They are then rained down at the same time as the rain.” stated the city of Texarkana in the caption of their public notice, which included a photo of a fallen fish.
The author of the post encouraged those who witnessed the “unusual” phenomenon to share their lazy pictures, with several people accepting the invitation. A Texarkana resident, James Audirsch, related KTAL TV that he and a colleague were made aware of the incident by loud noises from outside the used car dealer they worked for.
“There was a loud clap of thunder and when we opened the bay door I looked outside and it was raining very hard and a fish hit the ground,” recalls Audirsch in a personal report recorded by the sales point. “And then I said, ‘It’s raining fish!’ Brad said, ‘No it isn’t’ and I said, ‘No, it really is!’ and fish fell here and everywhere. “
The station reported that the dealership parking lot became one of the landing spots for the Sea-Life shower, which appeared to be comprised mostly of juvenile whitefish less than half a foot, which made them relatively small but still quite a bit larger made three-eyed critters who appeared in Arizona late last year amid torrential summer rain.
Adele Ankers is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.