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Frogs Shut Down Major Greek Highway

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A horde of frogs forced authorities in Greece to shut down a key northern highway for two hours. The traffic police chief says "millions" of amphibians carpeted the road, causing three cars to skid off it. He guesses the frogs were headed to a nearby lake, looking for food.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Of course Greece has been struggling with an economic disaster, but for a brief time yesterday Greeks were plagued by an issue of a more biblical nature: frogs. Millions of them converged on a major highway in northern Greece. Police closed the road after several cars skidded off it, trying to avoid what the police chief called a carpet of tiny frogs. He said the frogs probably hopped out of a nearby lake looking for food.

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