Yeah, you read that right. Some NW Houston residents found a very large alligator lounging beneath their dinner table after their home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman just posted:
“Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to an intruder call at a residence near Lake Houston. Upon arrival, deputies were met by a large alligator who made his way into this flooded home. Constables will soon be delivering the alligator back into his natural habitat.”
As flood waters continue to subside (and sadly rise in some areas around reservoirs) the number of displaced wildlife is uncountable. We’ve seen snakes, turtles, fish, alligator, deer, and even armadillos.
Texans are advised to keep an eye out for displaced wildlife, which may be panicked and confused … and in some very unexpected places! Many Texas snakes, such as water moccasins, cottonmouths, copperheads, and rattlesnakes, are highly venomous. Obviously, nobody wants to accidentally bump into an alligator.
In addition to the danger, medical attention is hard to come by, as many roads are still flooded, and some hospitals and clinics are still under water or recovering from flooding.