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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Toads Terrorize Town

BELGOROD, Southwestern Russia -- Little toads have invaded a village in southern Russia over the past few days, Itar-Tass reported Friday.


"The unbidden amphibian guests are so numerous that sometimes you can't put a foot down outside," the agency said. It said old-timers in Kazatskoye, near the Ukrainian border, remember another toad plague. The previous amphibian onslaught occurred in the summer of 1943, just before a major battle in nearby Kursk with Nazi invaders.