HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) The strange phenomenon of dead tadpoles that first emerged in Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast seems to be spreading as more of the critters have been found in central, western and northeastern Japan over the past few days.

A 60-year-old woman in Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, found 13 dead tadpoles and a frog around 8 a.m. Monday in her garden and a nearby parking lot. They were spread across 20 meters.

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