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Frogs Shut Down Greek Highway

By Wyatt Earp | May 27, 2010

Who knew there were that many Frenchmen in Greece? Heh.

Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours. Thessaloniki traffic police chief Giorgos Thanoglou says “millions” of the amphibians covered the tarmac Wednesday 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.

Or they were escaping the trendy Greek restaurant whose special is frog legs.

Topics: WTF? | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Frogs Shut Down Greek Highway”

  1. Bob G. Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I didn’t make that “French Connection”.
    Maybe they were hopping mad about the Hellenic economy?

    What I was trying to figure out was WHICH plague (exactly) were the FROGS again??
    And how many more do we have to go?

    (OK, who let Imhotep outta his box, AGAIN?)


  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Bob G – Someone get the butta because you’re on a roll!

  3. proof Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Too bad they’re amphibians! I’ve got a reptile dysfunction joke I’ve been dying to use!

  4. mrmacs Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Sounds like the second of the ten Plagues to me…

  5. Web Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Nothing biblical to worry about, they are clearly toads, not frogs. Only frogs can be in a plague, everybody knows that.

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Thank god none of the drivers ..croaked.

  7. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    But I’ll bet they were hopping mad that the roads were closed.

  8. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    you know, the first thing I thought when I saw the post title in the news reader… the french were involved, not actual frogs. heh. :)

  9. bob (either orr) Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Oooh. Dinner.

  10. Wes S. Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    So in Greece, things are so bad that even the frickin’ animal kingdom has now gone on strike and started blocking roads…?

  11. metoo Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Nothing says home cooking like roadkill.