A rather odd event was reported by the Alicante newspaper Información this weekend, which happened in the small Alicante village of El Rebolledo, near Sant Vicent del Raspeig last Thursday: thousands of tiny frogs, the size of a fingernail, falling from the sky.

An expert climatologist quoted after a similar occurrence in the Serbian town of Odzaci in June 2005 said the phenomenon is 'not very unusual' and is a 'recognised scientific phenomenon.'

He said it happens when a whirlwind sucks up the frogs from a body of water and carries them elsewhere to drop them on the ground.