Beware the toads...what's in your emergency kit?
UPDATE: CNN has a video of the Bakersfield "frogswarm"
Here's an interesting article from the "Unknown Country" website that just might make you go, "hmmmmm."
In the days prior to the gigantic earthquake that devastatedSichuan province in China, oddswarmsof frogs were seen inthe streets of cities in the area, and have subsequentlybeen identified as unusual animal behavior of the type thatis thought by some geologists to precede earthquakes. Now ithas developed that similar frog appearances have been takingplace inBakersfield,California for about two weeks, andnobody is sure why. Strange swarms of frogs also appearedbefore the 6.9LomaPrieta Earthquake in October of 1989.
The frogs are emerging from a drainage ditch and are beingobserved in swarms of hundreds by local residents. Nobodycan remember a frog swarm like this in the area. The animalsappear to be emerging from a drainage ditch, and it ispossible that a lack of natural predators in the water hasallowed the overgrowth of frogs.
An odd piece, certainly. But, it does remind us of the need to be prepared in the event of an emergency. What's in your emergency kit?