Texas homeowner finds alligator in flooded home
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area man returned to his Harvey-flooded house to find an unwelcome visitor inside: a 9-foot-long (nearly 3 meters) alligator.
KTRK-TV reports Brian Foster of Humble discovered the reptile Friday morning when arriving with a work crew to clean the storm-damaged residence. The alligator was in the dining room of the home.
Foster summoned emergency workers, who asked game wardens for assistance.
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Video of the reptile removal shows it took four men to carry the alligator, with its snout taped shut. They put the animal in the back of a pickup truck.
The reptile is being returned to its pre-Harvey natural habitat.