Receding floodwaters leave alligator in parking garage

(CNN/KXAN) — The floodwaters may be gone, but this was left at an office building in Houston Wednesday. That is an alligator, spotted by a CNN iReporter.

The reptile was resting in a parking garage when he was spotted. Tenants say the office building backs up to a bayou. It closed Tuesday after heavy rain. Floodwaters apparently helped the alligator get into the parking garage. Wildlife experts removed him, and he will be relocated to an alligator farm.

KXAN News looked more into this situation, and the Texas Department of Public Safety officials are reminding you to watch out particularly for snakes looking for shelter — in addition to other animals. Dead bats, battered around by the wind, could be found. Some could have rabies, so don’t touch them.

And with all the standing water, mosquitoes become a much bigger problem. Authorities say you should use insect repellant. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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