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Hurricane Harvey Is Causing Alligators To Turn Up In Unexpected Places

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Hurricane Harvey Is Causing Alligators To Turn Up In Unexpected Places

Hurricane Harvey is being labelled one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in a decade and it has certainly done some damage.

It hit the mainland as a category four and packed wind gusts of up to 130 mph (209km/h). It knocked out electricity to about 300,000 people, and hundreds had to gather in shelters that could withstand its wrath. One person has been reportedly killed and a further 14 others injured.

However, it also caused a peculiar sight that scared many residents. The incessant rain and flooding saw alligators appearing around people's homes.

Alligator in Texas
Alligator in Texas
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Credit: Facebook/Gator Squad

Alligator in Texas
Alligator in Texas

Credit: Facebook/Gator Squad

Alligator in Texas
Alligator in Texas
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Credit: Facebook/Gator Squad

The pictures have been posted by Gator Squad, who have issued this warning: "Remember flooding waters can cause alligators to become displaced. Alligators may travel looking for higher grounds or shelter from the rain.

"Although not likely some of these places might be your driveway, front or back porches if covered and could be under your car.

"Alligators that show up on your property during flooding and heavy rain are not out seeking you for food or trying to be aggressive they are simple trying to deal with the weather like the rest of us. If weather is bad, please let them be as they will move when water goes down. Stay 30ft and do not attempt to move or scare off a lost or displaced alligator."

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The images have definitely freaked a few people out on social media.

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However, others found the funny side to the situation.

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While Harvey has certainly weakened since making landfall, emergency services maintain that there is still a big risk to residents. The National Weather Service issued a warning to Texans saying: "Remember, this is a multi-day event...marathon not a sprint."

Stay safe Texas.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Gator Squad

Topics: Hurricane Harvey, Texas, Shelter, Alligator

Stewart Perrie
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