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Escaped alligator, cow cause traffic jams around Houston

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4/29/2021 David Matthews

The city of Houston turned into a literal concrete jungle Wednesday after separate incidents involving an alligator and a cow created traffic jams.

The first incident, involving an errant cow, occurred around 8 a.m. with the cow wandering between cars on an interstate in east Houston, creating bumper-to-bumper traffic which was slowed further when a driver tried unsuccessfully to rope the animal.

The cow, which had escaped from a nearby farm, was corralled by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office livestock unit and reunited with its owners after deputies shunted it off the road and into a trailer at an adjacent cemetery.

a close up of a reptile © Provided by New York Daily News

Several hours later, an alligator parked itself on the side of the road on a bridge in the Baytown area. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department came to the scene and after wrestling with the alligator were able to tape its snout shut. The alligator was taken to a nearby body of water and released to stop traffic at a future date.

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