Weird Nature

17 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky  

Laura Allan
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Animals raining from the sky sounds like some sort of biblical plague, or maybe some kind of magic. But, believe it or not, this actually happens! Throughout the centuries there have been times where live animals just randomly fall from the sky and science can't always fully explain how it happens. From fish to insects, these animals confuse and distress people. Worst of all, they sometimes cost tons of money in damage.

So, if you want to know what happens when encountering animals falling from the sky, read on. A rainy day might not seem too bad anymore by the time you're done.

2018: A Gaggle Of Geese In Idaho
2018: A Gaggle Of Geese In Ida... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky
Photo:  East Idaho News/YouTube

While there were no witnesses for the actual event, 51 geese turned up dead in an Idaho Falls parking lot on April 7, 2018. The birds were all clumped together in a pile and soaking wet. Experts think the geese were likely struck by lightning, causing the sudden group death. 

2018: Boiled Foxes Fall from Sky in Australia
2018: Boiled Foxes Fall from S... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky
Photo:  Yellow King Film Boy/YouTube

In New South Wales, Australia, an unprecedented heatwave caused temperatures to skyrocket over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, many of the area's flying foxes were literally boiled alive. Volunteers and animal right groups tried desperately to save the overheated foxes, but it is estimated over 1,000 died as a result of the hot temperatures. 

2018: Frozen Iguanas Fall from Trees in Florida


In January 2018, Florida's temperature dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, an unusually cold temperature for the normally warm Sunshine State. Green iguanas, commonly found in Miami suburbs, ended up frozen and immobilized due to this unseasonable chill. Iguanas get sluggish if temperatures fall below 50, and apparently are outright immobile when it drops below 40. As a result, many petrified iguanas fell from the branches of trees and other perches. Florida residents reported seeing frozen iguanas lying on the streets, near swimming pools, and in backyards. 

2010: Tiny Frogs Fall from the Sky in Hungary
2010: Tiny Frogs Fall from the... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky
Photo:  Yogadoris/Pixabay/CC0 1.0

Tiny frogs are pretty irresistibly cute, not so much when they suddenly start falling on you from above. In Hungary in 2010, tiny frogs only a few millimeters in size came down with the rain to the surprise and dismay of locals. This can be caused by high winds, waterspouts, or even a tornado. This seems to have happened more than once in various parts of Hungary over a two-day span, with the worst of it being in Rákóczifalva. Depending on how the wind blows, it could even happen again.