When big downpours let loose …
It’s often said “it’s raining cats and dogs.”
But that adage dates back to aegis of the industrial revolution in Europe when literally, after large rainfall events, stray cats and dogs ended up dead in the gutter.
Or at least that’s one explanation.
Why rake up old graves? Let’s let those poor strays rest in peace and replace that sad saying with an animal event that more accurately (and humanely) describes south Florida’s major weather events.
In quiz format, here’s my proposal:
Can you guess what major animal event best describes the rain storms in south Florida? (a) school of fish, (b) swarm of gnats, (c) stampede of horses, (d) 37-year cicada hatch, or (e) a super colony of wading birds?
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