Horde of frogs slow Greek highway traffic

Tiny frogs swarm on the side of the Egnatia highway in northern Greece, on Wednesday, May 26 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway for two hours near the town of Langadas after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Three cars skidded off the highway but no human injuries were reported.Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis)

May 27, 2010 10:04:17 AM PDT
Thousands of frogs are still slowing traffic on a busy Greek highway, a day after a horde of them forced officials to close the road altogether. Police said Thursday they were directing traffic around frogs on the Egnatia Highway about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) outside Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki.

The frogs, leaving a nearby lake to look for food, were expected to disrupt traffic through the weekend.

Police closed a section of the road Wednesday after three cars skidded off the road when the drivers tried to dodge the frogs.


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