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Houston traffic snarled by animals

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HOUSTON (AP) – Some days traffic can be a bear. But in Houston yesterday, traffic was a cow – and an alligator.

Separate road intrusions by those animals meant nightmares for motorists.

Police say around 8 a.m., a cow that escaped from a farm roamed I-10 in East Houston, halting traffic.

After a pedestrian failed to rope the cow, a livestock unit from the sheriff’s department took it away and reunited it with its owners.

Hours later an alligator on the shoulder of a bridge near the Houston suburb of Baytown blocked a lane. Wildlife officers tied a rope around the gator’s neck, taped its mouth shut – and loaded it on a truck.

It was then taken to a body of water – and released.


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