Now Greece is Hit with Plague of Frogs

Greek officials said a horde of frogs forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours Wednesday.


Thessaloniki Traffic Police Chief Giorgos Thanoglou said "millions" of the amphibians covered the tarmac near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki.

"There was a carpet of frogs," he said.

Authorities closed the highway after three car drivers skidded off the road trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.

Thanoglou said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food.